endless war between water and rock
The Narrows, Zion
there are times when the rock weeps
and times when the river cries
but there is nothing virgin about this river
check the flash flood warnings first
then take the park shuttle to the last stop
set out on the mile-long river walk
don't be tempted by the sacred datura along the way. among the most poweful natural hallucinogens known to don juan
this canyon is trippy enough without any encouragement
suddenly, you are knee deep in schist
the sculpted walls are sinuous, sensual, warm and beckoning
the light pours from the rim and paints the sandstone canvas
no filters needed
the walls are 1000' high, and as narrow as 20'
mystery falls. from wence it flows, nobody knows.
if you venture beyond the rim, ewe might see these
look deep into the canyon, and you will understand everything better
playing the slots
it seems you can walk to infinity, and beyond
but always go upstream, in the direction of your dreams
until you reach the top, and there is no further you can go
then, alas, it is time to turn around and head home
yes, exhausting, but so worthwhile. the dream lingers.
at the end of the day, after the furious funnelling of water and stone, it all narrows down to... peace.
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