Sunday, June 1, 2014

Salt Creek

Photo by Bill Roth, courtesy of the photographer

Salt Creek

Twisted barbed wire
Like a crown of thorns
Calls back to a day forlorn

The weathered winter
And moss on the tree
Echo back from eternity

The roots spread
Into the mirrored glass
Of river—flowing past

Salt Creek flows ancient
As the ocean—Layered history
Rust, roots and rock—antiquity

© February 20, 2014, Robbie Pruitt

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