Tagged with Walking

FLOODPLAIN

FLOODPLAIN

The rain has devastated the river. To my eyes it’s devastation, but I do know in reality it’s natural. It happens here in spring when the river carries the snow melt from the mountains and the rains make it flood. Since forever. I see it when I walk here.  These woods and trails are on floodplain … Continue reading

BETTER PLACE

BETTER PLACE

hey how’s the weather? that man just ran down the steps and walked out the door to a better place? why didn’t he stay put here? it’s too cold out there and he’s got no coat because it was just summer when the weather changed yeh well that happens now back to winter and he’s … Continue reading

POWER WALKING

POWER WALKING

That lady that power walks with her three dogs yells at them too much. That’s mean. I see her not only walking past my house, but when I’m out and about in other areas of town. She covers a distance! Walking head high with fists up and chest out, her stride is regimented and precise. … Continue reading

FINE PEOPLE

FINE PEOPLE

I see them every Sunday Those fine people going to church Dressed like they mean it Sauntering down the street Arms swinging Heads held high Going to the holy land Fine people Going to church. I have a random memory of being a small child and sweeping the driveway. My dad looked over my shoulder. … Continue reading

STYLE THING

STYLE THING

I have a favorite part of town where I like to go around on foot. I do have to drive there, find parking on the street and get out and walk- but that’s part of the appeal. I can leave the car and walk for a couple of hours and there’s hardly a better time. We … Continue reading

THAT AND SUSHI

THAT AND SUSHI

I just got back from a very nice autumnal walk through the woods down to the river, with lots of leaves crunching under foot and a chill in the air. It’s really more than a “walk” per se-  it’s actually a hike as this is foothill country. Not many people in my circle are physically … Continue reading

WHY WE’RE HERE

WHY WE’RE HERE

feet hurt from walking heart hurts from feeling while my brain hurts from thinking and my face hurts too that’s from the smile that’s frozen there all the time now that hides the hurt and the pain from a life that goes nowhere and that stays off course and aimless with each day being the … Continue reading

BIG VALLEY

BIG VALLEY

i’m on the cusp of a brand new beginning the unexpected is waiting for me i’m on the peak of the highest mountain the big valley is all i can see it’s the land where adventure does happen i’ll find out when i get where i’ll be the big valley is where i’ll be walking … Continue reading

THE HIGH ROAD

THE HIGH ROAD

No matter What you do or say It’s the high road That I’m walking No matter In this world today It’s the high road That I’m traveling I’m taking the high road To where I don’t know There’s no other way now for me It’s harder I know I’m taking it slow If you want … Continue reading

MEADOWS

MEADOWS

Where I live there are meadows out my back door, a short walk through the woods. They are on an eighty-acre farm that’s been sold twice in the last two years. There are two meadows, separated by a creek which runs slowly downhill to a pair of ponds, which are in front of the main farm house. … Continue reading

IN THE DESERT

I love being alone In the desert. No people around My feet on the ground In the desert. I love stretching my legs In the desert. Everything’s bright I’m traveling light I’ll get there from here The road ahead’s clear I can’t take a fall No effort at all In the desert.