snowy mountain peaks near tahoe

Poetic Coda

Thanks To the Elders
After Initiation

You wait, always wait,
equally places and states
of mind:

mountain-top, your
snow solitude call
drifts unbearably
down to my
suburban burden,

and you,
o hidden highway
every lane leads to
should we choose
to follow,

you wait,
and when I
am done forgetting

I will come,
I will come again

highway stretching into night (the unknown) w just a touch of sunrise: Nevada
snowy mountain peak, colorado highway disappears into nevada sunrise
mountains rising beyond I-70, Genesee, CO
utah canyon

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     photo credits this page: Bottom left, Matt Salek.   Bottom right, Utah Office of Tourism (Frank Jensen) .

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