Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

#113 Valley by Meriam Sagan

a long time ago
twenty-five years or more
I took a Greyhound bus
north through the mountains
to visit you in Taos

an old lady
sat next to me
carrying a fruit tree
with its roots
wrapped in burlap

getting off in Espanola
at the old station
she said: a dios
not just adios
to me

it’s God’s mercy
that I’ve been
on this earth at all
lived to see you
my friend again

Miriam Sagan founded and runs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. The author of over 25 books, she blogs at http://miriamswell.wordpress.com. In 2010, she received the Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.