The slope is sandy.
If this is soil, then it has a lot of sand mixed with it.
How does anything grow in this barren dirt?
Yet these plants seem to thrive.
Does the rock decay and feed them?
Why do they surround a tunnel?
It goes down, into side tunnels.
Do I go left or right when I get there?
Would it matter?
Those small stones seem to cover the floor.
Might a cave in trap me?
Here I have no way to get help.
In the 1590’s a conquistador wrote of Chupacabras.
He was afraid, I laughed when I read it.
One of the mighty conquistadors afraid of a dog.
Is the apprehension I feel any less absurd?
He had friends and weapons, I have experience and knowledge.
What can a cave do to me?
Would you go in?
Which way would you go, left or right?