Alberta Badlands #2

such haunting views
   not easy to forget

nobody wants to farm
      on a steep hillside

sandstone isn't fertile

(there are better places
   to grow foodstuff)

badlands for settlers
   badlands by name


      never thought to be
good for anything at all.


nobody wanted to own
      such badlands

or to be owned by them

a place where anyone
   could get lost in awe

forces much larger
      than any human

      larger than most
people's imagination

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