Colorado images

Leadville
established in
prosperous times
money flows from
mines to owners

enriching a few
leaving empty pockets
for many

mines closed
money fled

isolating the town
and Delaware Hotel


Lebanon Silver mine
deep-dark-damp
dusky light
dank air
unknown to those
who walked in sunshine


Imogene Pass (3,114 feet)
trail narrow-steep
wedged between mountain
and void
jeep forges forward
jarred by rocks-ruts
sky is limitless


Aspen
quivering aspen clothe
dark mountains
array of gold-yellow-chrome
shimmering unashamedly

soft breezes begin a song
swishing-rustling-throbbing

mountain are alive
anticipating quiet snow

 

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