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Crater Lake

by Susan Eckenrode
and savored fresh air scents of fir and pine.
I knew the legends of the mountain's wrath
and piles of ash still rim the crater's line.

Behold its cobalt waters and know why
it pulls each soul who dares to linger there
into its mystic mirror of the sky.
It steals my breath as, paralyzed, I stare.

The spirit of this lake will touch your core
as secrets are revealed for you to see.
Unveil your heart to let your psyche soar
and see there in its depths... eternity.

It's haunting tenor beckons in my brain
with spirit songs to soothe my soul again.

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