Thursday, August 6, 2020


river runs past corn stalk acres reached traipsing wooded banks 
sandy ribboned defined channel cuts through prairie summer 
water ankle-deep knee-deep places murky 
across freshwater winding rushing low cool water washing 
surround skin sun-warmed tan
freckled sky open cloudless blue wide 
childhood current's respite felt languid amongst the swirl 
freedom's call to wild