On the trial
Spring 1980, Sign of dog, rabbit and snake
on the trails behind my house.
Summer 1990 Mornings, the coyotes and I agree
not to look at each other, we both cheat with a glance
2000, cigarette butts and pipe tobacco decorate the trail.
This is California fire country, I don’t understand.
2010 used condoms, peek under patches of grass, yes,
sex is less dangerous then fire
Fall 2020 Paper masks hang on shrubs and branches,
COVID19 on the trail