Before Our Trek

Before the sweet victory of coffee Before the first boat left San Pedro Before Venus sat over the lake Before the rain and beers went down hard Before the creek filled shoes with cool water, or ran by tempting the dry boots on rocks Before we looked back and saw how far we came Before …

In Nature’s Arms

A marathon over mountains eight meals shared seven creeks crossed strangers turned friends The sharp edge of nature rubbed my ends raw drained my last ounce my strength come and gone A glimpse of the divine in her moss in her sunbeams in her starlight An overwhelming quiet washing over bringing rest step after step …

Mercado Campesino (Slice of Life: Day 26)

At the market each Sunday, a wonderful group of people are gathered to buy and sell items. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers, coffee, and more, fill the park with liveliness and a particular freshness. The woman who makes choclo, sweet and buttery. Next to her stacks of 5, rest several yuca cakes neatly wrapped in plastic. She …