Following a path means following an already established
order, or at least acknowledging such an order — hence,
the importance of the path as an agent in certain myths.

On Memorial Day, mutable as Zeus, mist stretches over
the valley. Zip up camouflage pants, don green sweater
with holes and frayed cuffs, and emerge where the sun
is beginning to warm fields of wild mustard plants.

A single white lily marks the route to water still flowing;
but low, slimy green. Walking on rocks the familiar way
appears, and clever birds fly from the bushes.

Walking along the river, no place to cross, The old guide-
posts gone, "the data suggests a 'fuzzy core,' one that is
larger than expected, without a sharp boundary,
partly dissolved," a new path to the mountain will
have to
be dredged up.