Today's poem is by Brandon Krieg
Beyond the Useful Life
A crow drinks rain from a paint bucket's overturned lid.
Two teens lie on a rock after swimming, waiting for their cut-off fatigues to dr::
Steelhead suspend inside the cab of a sunken Ford where the river bends.
A heap of sun-bleached shells shines beside the oysterhouse.
Under three bales of rusted fencing, a garter snake rests.
The barn's last remaining pane flashes as I bike past.
Copyright © 2017 Brandon Krieg All rights reserved
from In the Gorge
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