L_caputoby Lorraine Caputo25 Jul 2014

Mississippi River

Silver beneath

the silver-beamed bridge

Brown silt underlighting the reflected sun

So swift

So smooth

We pass by

so swift

so smooth

On our silver-grey road

where the sun reflects silver-black

In the mid-afternoon heat

published in:

Thirteenth Hour: Collected Poetry Readings, 1988-1989 (Columbia, Missouri: Twin Tails, 1990)