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One Tarp

Two of us loaded three backpacks;
the other made sure that we packed snacks.
Our weekend escape
proved none of us in shape,
but Caribou Lake is a place we’d happily track back.

One of us prepared for a wet night,
while two of us camped under starlight.
At four in the morning,
(with little to no warning)
one of us woke up in a damp fright!

Hurriedly packing — no time to discuss
[stuffing things in bags while trying not to cuss].
Then two on the ground,
one hanging cozy and sound,
one tarp was the shelter for three of us.

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