i wore a Stetson

a leather vest and boots

she wore soft clothes

and Birkenstocks over rag socks

her hair was salt and pepper curls


her eyes are still soft blue

the pepper is gone from her hair

along with the beautiful children we raised together

her smile never fails to catch my heart

as it did that night those long years ago

near that frozen creek in the cañyon

10/18/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott