September 5, 2016

Do not run on this trail. The ground
is wet pine needle and mistakes children made
a century ago could cost you your life. Beware  
of falcons nesting. Their giant feathers  
will lead you to believe a bridge exists. There’s only air.  
The path bends at the places where they thought
they were safe, where they left their voices.
Swinging toward the water could  
start a war.

-Sarah Anderson