Bryce Canyon National Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park

I

Coyote was mad

Solitary confinement

For Legend People

II

Almost every night

Barely perceptible frost

Pushes rock apart

III

Ice clots in my veins

Waves of frost wash over me

Chip by chip I melt

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Zion National Park

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Zion National Park

I

In angry flashes

The Virgin grinds the canyon

Then, caress returns. 

II

Attacked By forks, spoons

An upside down pumpkin pie

Eaten by children.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Composite. Plug Dome.

See all four volcano types.

Shield and Cinder Cone.

II

Spitting fumaroles

Nature's roiling reminder

Lassen Peak will change

III

Poor Bumpass broke through

Felt the Hell beneath his feet

His limp a warning 

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Wind Cave National Park

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Wind Cave National Park

I

The cave giant breathes

His chest rising and falling

as pressure changes

II

With respect and prayers

Buffalo lady provides

Sustenance and life

III

When the earth was ripe

The Creator led us through

The hole that blows air

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