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A Mountain Journey

  1. A metal box encased by forest
  2. Held treasure deep inside.
  3. Dark as night and cold as steel
  4. Yet something did abide.
  5. Something big, something warm,
  6. And round just like the moon.
  7. Something quiet, something known,
  8. And like an angel’s tune.
  9. And then it’s opened amid the cries
  10. And darkness flees away.
  11. The humble treasure so deep and soft
  12. Touched a heart that day
  13. It wasn’t long ’til that pure gift
  14. Grew and begat two more.
  15. It wasn’t long ’til its pure owner
  16. Rushed on out the door.
  17. The night before was spent so slow
  18. Trying hard to relax
  19. And now, just dawn, it was time to meet
  20. With out a ne’er glance back.
  21. And there they knelt upon the mount
  22. With forever in their eyes
  23. Shining bright with radiant light
  24. Not seeing th’others die.
  25. Others gone, where they now stood,
  26. Two lives not seen again.
  27. Two lives which now replaced by one
  28. Were on the road again.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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