Laurence Overmire


Colorado Dreaming - Poem by Laurence Overmire

The cabin
Set on Rocky Mountainside
Snow-capped peaks across the valley
Green meadow and wildflower below

Wood-burning fireplace
Logs piled high
Bacon sizzling on the skillet
Smoke curling through the pines

The dog barks
An echo rolls along the road
A bird in answer
Wings a song into the sky

L.A. is gone
A stone skipped upon a mountain stream
Washed into the sea
My boots crunch the needles in applause.


(Previously published in Poetfest Anthology, Summer 2000)


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 5, 2008


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