Monday, March 25, 2013

Four Hikers Fall In Eaton Canyon, One Dies

(I live near a popular hiking spot in Altadena, California where nearly
every weekend some hapless nature lover gets hurt and then has to be
rescued. This situation is now beyond out of control.)

I’m so sick of reading headlines like that one
That I’m willing to be the front man
To suggest the bottoms of the waterfalls there
Need air bags as used by a stunt man.

If those were installed, when someone stumbles
And then rapidly plummets earthward, a call
To paramedics could probably be avoided since
Something would be there to break their fall.

Some of you may scoff at this notion and perhaps
Have already begun derisive smirking
But, seriously, is this idea any worse than what’s
In play now that’s clearly not working?

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