6/11 Idaho Magazine Features - "The Demons of Boulder Lake" (non-fiction)

Daniel Claar - Idaho's Premier Backcountry Writer

Winner - Idaho Magazine Publisher's Choice Award 2010
"The Proper Filter"

Winner - Idaho Magazine Judge's Choice Award 2011
"Where the River Leads"

"Hot Spring Break "

"Stampede! "

"Seeing Things"
Winner - Idaho Magazine Second Place 2011

Friday, September 10, 2010


I have held
Lifetimes of defeat
And bereavement
In these two hands
Now cracking
While the skin
Stretches tight
And white knuckles
Poke through

Hands long ready
To dig
Their own grave
Lay this body down
And pull the earth
Over the top of itself

How much longer will they
Raise food to my lips
Touch my wife
Light the smoke
Pour the drink
Pull the trigger
Or pet my cats
For a second of peace

How long
Until nothing
These hands are capable of
Can lift me any further

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