Erste und immer: whining.
Cogs on the tourist trail tracking
up Schlangenweg’s steep cobbles—
90 degrees, sun, blackberried
dry-wall view over the Neckar
to the Schloss, medieval-gated
Parents these many years; ergo,
we take it with a grain of philosophy.
Today we drove to Heidelberg to hike the famous Philosophenweg (Philosopher’s Walk) via the Schlangenweg (Serpentine Walk). erste =first, immer = always, Schloss = castle