Not For Me

One day, mountains will form
From imprints where my feet
Met wet sand and marshland.
But I won’t see them rise.
They are not for me.
They are for the skein of geese
I saw this morning in an unbalanced,
Inverted-V formation;
The rabbit that hopped in front
Of my path–its grandchildren will frolic
Along the mountain’s rocky trails.
And the children I read to, they will
Transform poems into songs
As they ascend the mountain.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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