Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Lafayette Reservoir


The reservoir is twenty minutes walk away
let's say a mile or so 

Two tracks to choose from
a two-mile gentle stroll near the water
or a five-mile hike around the basin's rim.
This is not the rim of a wine glass
you'll coax no smooth sustained notes 
with a wet fingertip.
This is a roller-coaster of a walk -
downhill is the scary part.
It's vertical, she said. 
An exaggeration, just.

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