Colorado images

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
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

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

soft breezes begin a song

mountain are alive
anticipating quiet snow


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