Woodland Hike on a Warm Winter Day
Boot prints, paw prints, bike tracks
Damp fall leaves not yet decomposed
Ice in the most shady and tucked away spots
Rocks in the trail decorated with the dried patterns of sneakers and boots.
Frozen waterfalls slowly eroding in warming drops.
Layers of fleece and wool and down.
Hiking boots laced tight
Pant legs folded up three turns.
Slippery trails filled with people and
Dogs on leashes
Bright blue sky
Rock climbers on belay
Cliff drops above
Creek burbles and winds and runs below.
Sliding down to shore, hoisting up to ridge
Red brown rocks
(A list poem)