Monumentally steep are the hills

In this San Francisco dream

Two steps – near impossible

And fear is murdered – happily up I go

Aged, respectable estate within reach

Sleepwalker ancients awake – somewhat   

Caught and sought is this Pacific surveyor

Whale carcass sighting – beginning of end

Escape lovely ancients – kindly, quickly

Descend to watery, gentle coffin

Touch the massive, exquisite death

The end is a peculiar northern end