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.