from scrumptious sourdough pancakes, cooking in the morning haze
Folgers coffee brewing and birds chirping at the break of dawn
from the small red cabin miles up the river
security knowing I could just be.
from the sweet smelling bluebells
long gone limbs I remember
As if they
were my own.
from tree climbing and net checking
Aidan to Anne
Papa Paul to Allen
from joking and stubborn
creativity and will.
from let's go and I love you
giving away your first catch
Alaska and Inupiaq family
fish and strips
getting caught in the net like my little brother
their cautiousness ever since
wood stove and guns never to fire again
memories here will never be forgotten.