In Alaska, running loose
Are grizzlies, caribou and moose.
Eagles soar and whales cavort
And salmon fishing is a sport.
Glaciers calve and mountains rise,
Scenery to mesmerize.
Sadly, now, for tourist folk
The air is filled with thick gray smoke.
I am starting on a tour;
Don't know what will be in store,
But I'm hoping skies will clear
And some wildlife will appear.
Nature - lift that smoky noose.
I'd really love to see a moose!