dog by river

Mississippi River Ice Jam

Jagged edge
Cut like a knife
glint of silver
bouncing light
draw
sharp
words

Dark blue
to depth of black
black and blue
cold
like
ice

Mirror image
reflecting back
a depth of
what
you
see

What you give
and if that’s nothing
what you take
deep
dark
desire

Is that you?
Do you
slide up
against the edge
pushing up
to a point?

Jam to
a stop
still
until you
sink
silent

Until there’s
A shift
A rearrangement
A gliding past
of what’s still
to what moves

dog by river

Written by Maery Rose