Andrew Johnston

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Sol

I was angry with my brother—
couldn't he see? I had so many bags

to carry across the hills.
There was nothing he could do.

He tried to give me money.
He was not my brother.

Then my anger left me—it was just
something else to carry

up the steep ridge that fell away steeply
on both sides of the family.

"Sierra"
© Andrew Johnston
from Sport 40

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