This collection of poems is about the people I adore, the house that Mel and I lived in and the love that we shared, and the land that I breathe. I was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. Summers were for camping trips, canoeing, hiking, exploring springs and waterfalls, limestone sinkholes, ancient rocks that jut up from the ground, mossy carpets, abandoned chimneys. And they travel through my writing with me, as a shadow of their living selves. This is a simple love story in its totality.