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"The Sacramento," Jeff Knorr

Author: Jeff Knorr

The river is pressing itself into banks drifting against light and stones.
The wind is flittering just a little brushing grasses and shifting against
the oaks and cottonwood trees. A few swallows dive sharply for insects and a heron
hides in the reeds while the red tailed hawk circles above on a distant cyclone of air.
They search the tall grass for the secrets that hold us together.
Cyclists hum along the hot asphalt of the bike trail then out past parks
where families picnic, where children learn the mysteries of minnows and of mud.
The salmon and stripers nose up the current, fi nd the slow eddies to hold them tonight.
Geese head in from the rice fields honking; the moon begins to climb the pathways of night
only the air knows. It lights the surface of this ribbon of river.
Let us come, let us be guided by the wandering of the water.
Let us look in and see our reflections, hold them. Let this water make us do right.

DMU Timestamp: May 31, 2018 00:33

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