Lichen on Granite, Hope Slide, Nicolum Valley, Cascade Mountains, British Columbia, Canada


I watch the flames rise
Into the cool night sky
Follow the path each spark flies
Tracing their frenetic yellow lines

I breathe a sigh
Stop asking why
Stop telling myself lies
Stop being so damn wise

As into the night
My worries billow
Like smoke from a fire
Leaving the hot, golden embers
Of my spirit

Hope Slide
Nicolum Valley
Cascade Mountains
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2016