Friday, April 8, 2011

Colorado Vacation

Road trip begins
early morning
before sun rises
thud of car door
and off we go

past Little Saigon
where immigrants
thrive in my home town
like a postcard
from another country

become accustomed to
smell of garlic
and tonal quality
of new language
- things change

travel through desert
best handled before ten
stop for lunch at Seligman
another long haul before
stopping again

overnight in Holbrook
awake before 5:00 A.M.
cross state borders
dinner in Colorado

arrive at Pagosa Springs
amid predictions of snow
take a trip to Durango
then train to Silverton,

Mesa Verde, and Puebla ruins,
visit Four Corners
vacation is done,
too soon, home again.

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