eventually with mountains

the slow slow walk
that the ice-caked sidewalks
reduce us to on our way to buy groceries
and back
a sunset (eventually with mountains) that lasts
nearly two hours
how to watch one:
board a flight in minneapolis at 4:50pm on january second
headed west towards denver
(make sure you’ve got a window seat)
the black and white chihuahua
squatting to poop
on the denver airport carpet
outside gate b65
(one of those gates that’s in the basement
and you walk out the airport directly to the plane
with the ramp up to the door)
blue-black yana calls
the desert-wine-sweet wine
that she made
from black currant
and blueberry