I heard it first
the sound of a not young
not well car
not sufficiently distinguished for restoration
too dilapidated for eBay.
It was the fisherman’s route
the old quarry road
below the cliff’s
a secret known to locals
rutted and vegetated
but good bones – a spine of granite
built for trucks half of a century before
hauling limestone from pockmarked slopes.
The motel owner told us about it
a couple of years before
after a few of coming each year
said we could get all the way round to the next bay
six hours return by foot.
Ocean + sky + cliffs + Islands
Landscape as God intended.
baseball cap backwards
leans out non pausing window
words travel on a ribbon of smoke
“best view in the world.”