December 1, 2021

The River Escapes

I woke this morning to findThe river had up and left,Left behind two carp, a tin canA bottle of Mr. Boston,Left its secrets of bodies andSubmerged pickups anda watch that still worked. I put the watch on and listened toThe river’s messages:Millennia, halcyon daysBereft of dams when SalmonLeapt in its head waters. The river had fallen in […]

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