Next Talking Fish, Five Hundred Miles

Sagebrush stretching out
the road unrolling
journey become landscape.

The parched arroyos
the faded grasses
water become memory.

Sun sets, rises,
colour ambushes rocks,
time become distance.

Signs make promises:
gas, water, food, towns,
dreams become landmarks.

Through landscape and landmarks,
through distance, through memory,
wonders become commonplace.

20th November 2002