Leah Cole

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Leah Cole

What we know

Leah Cole
Youngest daughter of Rachel Cole, she married Jordan Harmon, whose father owned half of the Black Queen Mine. They moved to Denver, where Matthew Cole set Jordan up with a dry goods shop.

Aspen Gold

From the short warmth of summer,
the aspen flared quickly into gold leaves1 falling into the edged
laughter of Willow Creek.

Leah gathered the branches of quick
yellow, tinges of brighter red.

The photographer from Back East
posed her picking the branches,

her eyes brushing against the faint
cold breath of the nearing winter.

In the photographer's darkened tent,
the gold aged into a forever silver.





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Sketch of two aspen leaves.
Katy Stoner
Dancing at Jenson’s Barn

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