Rivers

river

Sky above Ault Park, Cincinnati

Rivers

There’s a river in my
November sky—
a river of fathomless blue
sweeping between
ice-crusted snowdrift clouds
floating high
over bare-armed trees
and bare-armed people.

My teeth crunch an apple
my feet crunch leaves as
Monday’s snow melts into
tiny sidewalk rivelets.
A boy zigzags the lawn
hunting acorns he trades
for tired smiles from his mother.
Love flows like a river, unstopping.

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  1. #1 by Michael33 on November 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    Sorry to bother you with my comments, but this is beautifully written and the photo is terrific. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    Michael

    • #2 by Elaine Olund on November 29, 2014 - 10:18 pm

      Thanks, Michael! I appreciate your taking the time to read and to comment. -e

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