The Muddy Fork of the Sandy River
is cloudy green-brown with fine silt
a glacier scraped off the mountain.
Where the log bridge washed out
and the trail ends in water,
you cannot tell how deep it goes
or where the footing lies if there is footing.
-- from "Crossing the Muddy" in Mortality with Pronoun Shifts: Poems by Don Colburn, which won the 2018 Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest.
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