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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 1, March 2015

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Marcyn Clements
Claremont, California, USA


Sierra Memorial

I like this lake more than any other of the six lakes where I've taken my mother's ashes in the Sabrina Lakes Basin. I think she'd enjoy the joke that her ashes are at both Donkey Lake and here, at Baboon Lake. I shake some of the ashes out of the bag into a copse of krummholzed whitebark pine. Then, as at the other lakes, I play "Amazing Grace" for her on my harmonica. She always said she was agnostic, but in these last few years, I think she began to change her mind.

at the lake's edge
little fish rise
dark clouds building

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