Made in Colorado

over Trail Ridge Road
 you’ll visit every season
 (finding home in each)
 
 from spring to winter,
 Colorado wins my heart
 the best home on earth
 
 family’s found here too:
 in fires and puffed pancakes
 bigger than ourselves
 
 it’s that blue sky range
 just past the elk on the trail
 that leads our hearts home
 

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Snow March

because we need this:
 desertification looms
 just beyond the bend
 
 (Trump looms there as well,
 where the ninety-degree March
 made some record highs)
 
 and so? a snow march
 to keep precipitation
 where it belongs: Earth
 

Peaked

cancellation brings:
 clouds and mountain views, fresh snow
 (and my youngest joins)
 
 family is family.
 no matter what they all say
 (or my inner voice)
 
 with family: mountains
 we would be afraid to climb
 (alone; otherwise)
 
 with cancellations:
 the realization that
 love piques on these peaks