Rock, Trees, and Sky

Photograph by Tyler Cox

“Rocky Mountain Bluemont”

"Well up here on the mountain, things just look so high. The trees, the birds, the airplanes, baby, even the bright blue sky. I don’t ever wanna leave, and you I do know why. This is where I live, and this is where I wanna die.

"Rocky Mountain Bluemont, it’s the only place to be. Rocky Mountain Bluetops, it’s the only place for me.

"You can smell the woodstove burnin’, and you can feel it too. The walls are warm, the floor is soft, and I just kicked off my shoes. And I don’t have a damn thing to do for the rest of this day. I was gonna saddle up and ride to town, but I’m just gonna stay.

"Rocky Mountain Bluemont, it’s the only place to be. Rocky Mountain Bluetops, it’s the only place for me.

"Well, it only lasted 14 years, and now I’m in the flats. My folks decided to move to town, and this where we’re at. Built a house and moved right in, on the night of Christmas Eve. My family calls it home, but I know it ain’t no home for me.

"Rocky Mountain Bluemont, it’s the only place to be. Rocky Mountain Bluetops, it’s the only place for me."—Photo Camp participant Tyler Cox

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