fall in rock creek park
I went looking for the ruins
of the capitol of old,
getting lost along the trails
till I found them overgrown,
lying crumbling and graffitied
with a beat-up pickup truck.
And I tried to get my camera
to reflect their green and gray
as I lingered there a while
walking through the fallen leaves.

But my legs were getting heavy,
so I took this time to rest,
taking shelter in some stables
sitting empty for the day.
Now before the sun starts setting,
I would like to find my way
to get back across the bridges
that will take me home to you.
I am tired and I'm hoping
I can share what still there is.