Thursday, September 7, 2017

WHAT ROUTE?


WHAT ROUTE?

So much depends
(no, I'm not there yet)
upon what route
to take to the Eva
to Lone Pine
What deep canyon
to traverse?
The wildfires
are raging
licking at the venerable
heels of giant sequoias
What pure poetry combusts
in the form of stardust?

Old poets debate
on the best route
to take: Highway 50
over Carson Pass,
or ascend 10,000 feet
to Tioga Pass
and risk a blizzard?
Mono Lake eyeing
our descent
to the backside
of the Sierras
that Range of Light
It's all smoke
and more smoke
no mirrors
involved.
Other than
hindsight.


Tioga means where it forks

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