This poem won 1st Place in Explore California State Parks at the Alameda County Fair 2019.
she is calling me.
It’s been too long since
her beautiful winding pathways,
climbed her mountains
just for a gaze of beauty so intense
no poem nor photo does justice,
admired the way the sun dapples
brilliantly through her branches,
soaked in the salty smell of ocean
entangled with fresh pine.
She is calling,
and to her,
I must soon journey,
for within her bosom,
I shall be reunited with myself.