Sunday, December 18, 2011

we ask your inattention...

we ask your inattention
for the river that runs
so silently under
the Minam ice.
if you're not listening,
here is how it works.
we all stack up under
the bridge, take
a deep breath and...
hold your nose: we
plunge face first
as we slide down
the right-angle gradient,
seeking the final level
(you know how it goes).
pay no attention, you
fishermen and ghosts
and hobos and bigger
rivers and the sea: we
are coming, if you're
watching or if you're not.