Into the Wild

Thoreau is a troublemaker
Painting visions of simplicity
The mantra proffered
"Go to the woods-live deliberately"
Many following the advice
chasing dreams of serenity
for what greater adventure
than to dance with Mother Nature
to make love to the wild
attune with heaven and earth
all pretenses stripped away
as with so many romantic notions
we ignore the realities of danger
that thunder doesn't always indicate storm
instead in the savage lands
the indication of Stampede
and the Trail left behind
marked by the bodies of those
whose only preparation was ideal