Wild River Sister

Her silver hair is shining
flying over her mind
flying like river spray
like the white haired river —
its green-blue water
startling as turquoise
stones from the desert
gone loose, filled with light
running liquid, rushing
west over the land, west
to this cold water, thrashing
its white hair, racing
its own foam down a chute
between rocks — the river’s
body churning fresh water
time out of mind.
Judith Arcana

About Judith Arcana

Judith Arcana writes poems, stories, essays and books. One of her stories about abortion & tattoos came out as a zine in 2013 (Keesha and Joanie and JANE); two others are online at Serving House Journal. Her 2012 poetry chapbook is The Parachute Jump Effect, and her Maude poems, a project supported by grants from Oregon’s Regional Arts and Culture Council and Portland’s Celebration Foundation, are part of her new manuscript, Nickel Heart. Judith recently had a sandwich named for her at the lovely&amazing Fleur de Lis Bakery/Café in Portland, Oregon. Listen to her read on SoundCloud; visit http://www.juditharcana.com/
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