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.


it’s nothing personal, it’s art.

All I need is –

a camera,
a crew,
rented lights,
and a sync wizard
to take pictures
of your appearance,
make-up and all,
highlights and softening,
to give depth
and allure,
to erase –

the real you.