Summer 2003 • Vol. XXV No. 3/4 PoetryJuly 1, 2003 |

Mountain Smoke

At the center of Indian country, three miles high, rises Mount Wrangell. Sometimes smoke comes from the mountaintop. Elders believe it is smoke from the campfires of spirits. It is said that when we die, our ghosts travel there. When I have lived for a very long time I will go there, too.

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