Saturday, March 09, 2013

earth note 231

the glassy calm
on the ohio river
is a disguise

the dark green water
is a color
that avoids definition

only the tug and its armada
of heaping coal barges
are speaking

the geese squawk
but have no standing
in this court

--- e b bortz

(published in, March 11, 2013)
(published in earth notes and other poems, Least Bittern Books, 2015)

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