Passing Thus Alone

Passing thus alone,

field, wood, and stream.

Sky.  Pines green to the edge

of the mountain.  Precipice.

The climb.  Bring a bag

containing any treasures.

You may see others.  Each

foot inscribes a journey.

There is a burden, a grief.

So the sun going down.

Light glittering in darkness.

Passing in the earth.