On The Trail

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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