Saturday, February 04, 2023

The Willamette at Arch Bridge

Green as jade and smooth as a plate

except for these linked whorls of white

trailing downstream from the falls,

centered on clots of cream foam.


A string of galaxies, linked in clusters

and slowly spinning. A sheet of paper

lifted from the ebru bath. A lesson

in fluid dynamics, pure chaos math.


Each swirl is different and changes shape

moment to moment. These that I see

have never been, will never again be seen

and yet the river, the falls, the water




Books Available
Dervish Lions
The Day of My First Driving Lesson
Country Well-Known as an Old Nightmare's Stable
High-Voltage Lines
Knocking from Inside

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