road that bends with the mountain's curves, was once a Chumash
trade route between clans.
Maybe their forerunner Milling Stone
a deer trail from Valley of the Moon to Salty
with turkey or eagle feathers carried by (their) leader placed
at each camp
the way and given
(to) men to carry
into the sea and bring back again.
large stick, with streamer of red
(was) planted on the beach."
The moon's still up this morning as a buzzard circles
casting its shadow across
those tall white plants?
"We call them, Our