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Poems by Ted Mathys
The National Interest
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Appalachian Trail

by Ted Mathys

I am in the 
main on the 

mend I am in 
Maine on the 

wagon on 
Katahdin in 

an animal
skin I am a 


a stolen mirror 
metaphor over 

the peak to 
make Maine 

lakes glint in 
sun I broke 

like a main 
clause over 

the forest of the 
page and paused 

to drink from a
literal canteen

Copyright 2012 by Ted Mathys. Used with permission of the author.
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