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Has Life Fed You?

Have you ever slept by a babbling brook? Did the sound of the cicadas lull you to sleep? Have you ever bathed in a waterfall--naked? Or stained your hands pink and purple with fresh berries Right off the path, A little sun-kissed snack With a black bear?

Have you ever dulled the itch of irritation with a plantain leaf Or ignited a fire from steel and stone? Have you ever smelled the mountain mist the first morning after a storm? Have you ever witnessed the birth of spring after winter? Have you ever dressed a salad with wildflowers?

Been kissed by a butterfly Saved in the river Seen from the eagle's eye Chased a sunset with horses Dug potatoes from the earth?

Has life fed you? Have you lived?

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