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Algonquin Park is in Ontario, Canada.

Algonquin Park

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse04 Aug 2016

Past a bear-paw-print,
up the track through trees,
pushed by a thrilling howl
to a summit.

Below, a lake made by
beavers drowning pines
and birches meanders
to grassland.

And beyond, a ridge,
wooded like this one,
bathed in the threat -
the actual promise -

of wolves and moose
and black bears.
And then northwards
line after line of

forested passes
disregarded by a
woman, and a girl,
there on the peak.

I feel the companionship
of the ravens, the eagles,
and the wild woods
fading away forever.