4 Haiku: Colorado Mountain Fortresses

Inspired by a road trip from California to Colorado, these are some haiku from the post-apocalyptic environs of the American west. Even though these lands have become savage, dangerous, and civilization as we know it has been destroyed, there is still beauty here.

This is the last of four installments. If you missed them, you can ready the first installment from Friday, the second from Monday, and the third installment in any order you like.

Titanados form
Scour the plains of all life.
Calm are the canyons.

Giant bats swoop, glide
Graceful over foggy peaks
Dogfighting insects.

Thick trees over roads
Turn orange and drip red blood
Eating trespassers.

Soft snow falls quiet
Hiding the mountain hunters.
They come for us now.