Someone recently asked about the advantages of solo hiking on the Colorado Trail Thru-Hike 2017 Facebook page. I thought the answers were interesting and deserved to be preserved for others to think about. One answer, “unanimous decision making”, inspired me to write this poem.
Committee of One
I’m told one advantage of solo hiking
is unanimous decision making. But
as I sit here at the foot of Blackhawk Pass,
listening intently, watching black clouds gather,
it seems a committee of angry, unruly councilmen
is holding a raucous meeting inside my head.
Here are other answers.