What does it get you?

No one will take your money

all the way out here.


                                                                                               You learn the hard way.

                                                                                               You can’t talk with anyone.

                                                                                               Who do you turn to?


                                     I could turn back now,

                                     flee to what was safe, before

                                     you led me this way.


                                                    It all looks the same

                                                    horizon all around you

                                                    Which way is forward?


         Stars in the sky and

         darkness at night and creatures

         that fly when you move


In the wilderness

dying is a way of life

so close to the truth