Gracing the stones and the breaking waters
With a passing armful of joy, how
Would she not prevail under the river’s bowery? Here a still
Moment framed with tumults of shattered rains
And froth-stone, feeding the dappled arch of dank
Forest Under the Moon. Will
Becomes only part of the current and now
Inheritor of the lost tribe’s departed daughters
Guards alone, by the harder stones, moss-stained,
River-walking long and lean, fired down and lank
Where only the woman in her knows the deep refrains.
The Orange Dog Poet Society Open Mic is at the King Street Bar in Hillsborough at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The spoken word open mic will be followed by music open mic at 8 p.m.