Moving to Salida

In the twenty-three years that it took
To return to the valley to live for good,
I pushed three children into likelihood,

Or they pushed me into spiral books,
and twenty-three rings grew in cottonwoods
Storing the river where they stood.

2017

One Response to “Moving to Salida”

  1. eduardo says:

    Loverly, wrought with both rhythm and rhyme.

    Love these three lines:
    I pushed three children into likelihood.
    and twenty-three rings grew in the cottonwoods
    Storing the river where they stood.

    Love, too, the charting of the life-happening, away from Salida, where you were, while away; and also the Salida-life that was continuing to happen, amid your absence.

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