Longbow Arch

You are so subtle and tucked away;

do you ever get lonely?

Standing at your base I check my Google maps and see


No evident markers, no clear trail.

I almost didn’t come to see you after being warned that you were ‘tricky’.

I don’t think you mean to be so coy,

or to send off that final blast of chill before I can ascend to climb up beneath you.

So practical and demure — to me you’ll be my Virgo arch.

I’ll always wonder and remember my first time

completely alone in the desert,

with only a promise I’m not sure can be kept.