among the desolation and ruins
while high above on the gold ridge
where once the wind confirmed no care
it is enough to be here and to not require
but to trade cares for strength
is to see that light and to
recognize that, even here, the sun still shines.
standing below mt. roberts and gold ridge, above the red mill mine ruins and near the open pit referred to as the glory hole. cmh juneau, alaska. 2018