Farewell to Attitash
I leave the lake, awash in remembrances
of living along its shore -
childhood summers carousing with cousins,
decades enjoying its seasonal charms.
Time passes and age sets in -
my days in this place are over.
Change is the expected nature of life.
Many are forced to abandoned homes
under dire and extreme circumstances.
For me there are no regrets, only a plethora
of pleasant reminiscences, a peaceful passage
on to new and unexpected adventures.
In making a final departure I carry
only time’s satchel of memories,
for my stay here has reached its end.