Salmon Hole Phenology

A Study of Salmon Hole Through the Seasons

the bend of a river / is a funny place

the bend of a river

is a funny place

both a breeding ground

and a dumping ground


it is the island of misfit toys

toys — both gifts of nature and trash of ours

driftwood, glass bottle, lost tennis ball

each with a life lived and others touched


it is home to pools and trees and stone

to beavers and birds and snakes

it is the home of a stronger, colder breeze

you are more exposed out here, open


ready to be carried away or perhaps

ready to rest on this sandy shore

not quite a final resting place

but at least a stop on your journey

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