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.