Carmel conifers amidst cliffside cabins,
moist mist in Monterey,
palatial patterns in Pacific Grove
such serene serendipity in the Central Coast-
Smoky cottages in Santa Cruz blend smooth
with routeside redwoods in Big Sur
along Cali’s Coast highway peppered with pampas grass.
Stone carved canyons cascade seaside coves
curving across ragged points perplexing
passengers Polaroid’s- while lopsided landslide
rocktides ravage roadside roamers racing raining!
Racing raining El Nino! Cold camping chinos
capture condensation for further frolicking
through foggy forests -erosive forces crushing
concrete embankments evoking existential exits
earnestly- Emergency! Rhythmically pounding
sea surrounding me methodically
-massive maritime motion -pontificating passing the Pacific Ocean.