Thursday, October 10, 2013

First Snow - Grand Canyon, 2013

First Snow, Grand Canyon - 10/10/13 - 10th day of Government Shutdown 
Woke to snow. 
Three, maybe four inches.
I dress. Go out.
And a coyote walks across my path
And an elk brushes his rack against a tree
And a rabbit skitters under a bush.

I stop and look at its tracks.
Move on.
At the rim a raven lands on a ledge. Snaps its beak. Caws.
Then jumps from its perch and glides into the canyon,
Disappearing into blue-cold clouds. 
Just the sound of his call

Naseem Rakha October 10, 2013
Naseem is visiting friends and teaching at the Grand Canyon during the Government Shutdown

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