This red washrag
full of holes
faded grayish-pink
from scouring smoky
pots—before I throw it out,
we found it:
Potrero Meadows 1956

—Gary Snyder

From Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints, © 2009 by Tom Killion and © 2009 by Gary Snyder. Reprinted with permission of Heyday Books, Berkeley, California.

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