The long uphill walk

Old lawn chairs at the lake
Circa 1946, after the war
Heavy, very heavy
Yet very comfortable

A reminder of my parents
Those chairs, their chairs
Brought to this cabin
For their 50s
Summer home

During the walk from the lakeshore
The long uphill walk
Midway from the lake to the cabin
Those chairs
A welcome respite

Sometimes I imagine
Mom and Dad
Sitting in those chairs
At night, overlooking the lake
Bathed in starlight

Their ashes are nearby

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4 Responses to “The long uphill walk”

  1. maskednative Says:

    Beautiful and poignant images in your Long Uphill Walk Tom. Bathed in Starlight, just as they are.

  2. Diane Kreuger Says:

    Those chairs….❤️

    All is as it should be.

    Diane Kreuger


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