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  • Gary Hunter

A Place you've Never Been - Dec. 4, 2021

many young people look up

and choose a mountain to climb

some goal to prepare and pack for

a life journey aimed at a distant dream

others never pull their eyes

above the fields they work

counting the days with fingers

as bent bodies cross between rows

the difference being

the lift of a head

the placement of a foot

another then another

but mostly a craving

to whisper hope

a little louder

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