Non-Euclidean Geometry

Euclid Avenue runs
The shortest distance
To the bus-stop
Through a forest of
Ginkgo trees:
A straight line from
Columbia to 16th.

It’s a sparse forest.
You see more buildings
Than you do trees.
In fact, most would say
That this is not a forest,
But a neighborhood
In northwest D.C.

But do not be deceived:
It’s a forest,
And I’m not doing geometry,
I’m hiking.