Beautiful Remnants

© Matthew Word Bain

an unbroken view of treetops and ridge lines
looking southwest toward Buena Vista and Glasgow
rather an unexpected pair of names in such close proximity
though one is aptly descriptive of this scene, its own backdrop
and the other more closely related to its distant namesake
by virtue of geology than their geographical proximity
might otherwise suggest – as Ben Nevis emerged
with Pangaea in the same chain as those pictured here
though they have drifted far apart in the intervening years
old these ridges are, worn down with time and weather
and by my feet as well, though I try and tread lightly