By Susan Dyer
Published in Utah Heritage Remembered in 1996
by the Blanding Stakes Relief Societies
for the State Centennial
Mother tramped through hot sand
in a nearly deserted land.
She climbed red rocks
without shoes or socks.
She searched for pottery and arrowheads
in unearthed Anasazi bed.
Played under the blazing sun,
says she's never had such fun.
When hot, she swam in a deep pool
to keep herself fresh and cool.
Mother had a young and free spirit
I hope to inherit.