The Wasatch

Fatemeh Fakhraie

Fatemeh Fakhraie

Writer Fatemeh Fakhraie has been an Oregonian since 2005. She created this poem specifically for the Eugene Oregon short story dispenser.

When I was younger
these craggy peaks
felt confining
like pushy uncles

Now they're comfortable bluffs
older and more steadfast
than the hospital or elementary school
that were razed away

Every visit feels like a pilgrimage
even if I don't visit
every shrine

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