(a fragment) When I die, daughter, scatter my ashes along The old stagecoach road where it breaks out of the pines And runs down into the reservoir, if that's still there. It's where I stopped my horse to drink and looked across To where the road came up again on the other side.
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Editor's note: the above is a fragment from a much longer piece the author submitted for the "End of the Century" writing assignment. In our view, it can stand alone as a mother's final wish to her daughter. Should you care to read the entire poem, please contact the author. Otherwise, do you feel this fragment can stand on its own merits?