Mar 7, 2019

'The Sierra Nevada Mountains, the eastern wall'

The Sierra Nevada Mountains, the eastern wall
Of the Sacramento Valley, dates back to the Paleozoic.
Now, that’s a lot older than this Valley Oak
I am sitting under. Two hundred million years
Against maybe two hundred years, but still
This old oak feels just as timeless to me.
How deep are these roots?
How deep are mine?
Some of my son’s ashes sit here in this valley,
Like this oak, passing time, and in time
My own ashes will join them.
That’s life.
Time. The mountains. The valley.
What goes on.

James
07 Mar 2019
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