Stu’s stubby head tough old yellow dump truck
parked by his place “For Sale”
he’s fine, but times and people change.
Those loads of river-run and crushed blue mime rock
in our roadbed Stu and me
standing talking engine idling
those days gone now,
days to come.
From Danger on Peaks, © 2004 by Gary Snyder. Reprinted with permission of Shoemaker & Hoard.