Hiking up to Bear Falls
Start in Telluride, Colorado,
vacation spot of rich and famous.
As you pick your way up the dirt road,
maybe stars pass you by in the daylight.
Take photo of city of cairns,
or stop and build one yourself.
Spot elk, deer, rabbits, squirrel.
Stand on the embankment looking down,
way down to the river.
Murmur polite greetings on narrow path.
Gaze in wonder at the falls,
though they’re not that big.
The wonder is more about
if you’ll make it all the way back down.