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in the shelter of the covered bridge – drip line

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clear and amber water of the South Oromocto River



Drip line


slices river into upstream

and down, opaque and transparent,

dead calm and riffle, dark and light.

As water and air are cut

by meniscus, erratic in rain,

as her voice slips past present tense,

concentric rings expand.  Three trout


and gravels, perpendicular

rocks, embedded in amber.  Rain

disconnects today from yesterday,

slips from the roof of the covered

bridge, slides from edge, corrugated

steel, sheet of rain, crosses river

linear, liminal, shore to shore.



Copyright  2015  Jane Tims


Bell Bridge, South Branch Oromocto River

Bell Bridge, South Branch Oromocto River


Written by jane tims

April 8, 2015 at 7:24 am

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