Reason #4 for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

New York City
loses it’s luster
after a while.

After a while
it becomes
just another city.

Just another city
like the one
I was born.

I was born
in New Haven
Connecticut.

Connecticut
is as good or bad
as any other place.

As any other place,
I had to see what else there was
and so I must go, once more.

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Reason #5 for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Having smelled

a great number of motel
and hotel pools
chlorine became a staple
of my youth,
so now,
to balance the equation
like higher education
I will indulge
the scent
of natures stream.

Reason #7 for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I’ve never seen a waterfall.

Well, I have, just nothing memorable.

I’ve never walked through desert.

Well, I have, but that was a Vegas vacation.

I’ve never seen a bear.

Well, I have, but that was on Nat-Geo.

I’ve never seen you smile,
like when you’re in the wild.

And that is reason enough.