Home Poetry Markers, and Destinations

In the sunset arguing,
young and passionate
we sit, round the holy cairn
built by our ancestors,
preserved by our fervor;
and debate its many points
of structure and of meaning;
while the old woman
who stacked handy stones
in the dawn of her days,
sees it, and nods,
and finds the turning, on 
toward Home.
The Invitation to Poetry is a recurring prompt at the Abbey of the Arts. This week’s prompt was a photo of a cairn, a rock pile used to mark trails, locations, and generally used as a guide post.
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