Ohio
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Recall what's folded in this river valley:
honeysuckle, salt factories, glaciers
somewhere, the tallest tree, elsewhere, the smallest.
What slow sound folds within the trees:
capillary action, water, turning 
heartwood, call and response.


What's folded in this river valley:
chest beating personas, boys and girls seeking ways out
and ways indoors or windows
snake skins languishing silver on muddy banks,
a choir singing: steamboats, locomotives, 
crickets, and lawnmowers.  


Recall recall recall
what's folded in this river valley:
forgotten memorials, dead languages 
suspended on signpost in public parks, 
words like, Ohiyo, Miami, or Shawnee.


Recall glaciers splitting the heads of mountainsglaciers suicide-diving to the sea. 
Recall cars driving through Route 50, Bridgetown, Dogtrot,  Zion.


What's folded in this river valley:
honeysuckle, salt factories, glaciers
somewhere, the largest sound, elsewhere, the smallest.
And folded within a sound: the channels, the sediment,
the taste, and the runoff. 
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Ohio - by Miley - 04-26-2020, 01:00 AM
RE: Ohio - by Todd - 04-26-2020, 05:41 AM
RE: Ohio - by Wjames - 05-07-2020, 12:57 PM
RE: Ohio - by JaggedEdge - 05-12-2020, 12:57 PM
RE: Ohio - by ComposerMike - 05-14-2020, 10:27 AM



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