Junction-Stream by Susan Safford Bright

at the corner
of barton creek and-the lower
colorado river
black.grackles
haggle over
ginger cinders
and river mist
longarmed liveoaks
archdown
to the riverbelly
swollen
from flashfloods
water settles
waterholds
the earth together
wind here
clears the spirit,
a soft cloud
blows over austin
renoir city
rain on porcelain
carved a head once
sentry
for the riverwalk
its gone
wind’s glazed
with cooking grease
i feel engines
shake the land
building building
marketplaces expressways
longwords
in autumn
mallards stop here
waterholds
the sky together
waterholds
a man together
met a social scientist
how does it work?
i asked
can you stop it
no he said

From: Stake, Robert E., Easley, J. A. and Anastasiou Clifford J., Case Studies in Science Education: The Case Reports, 1978, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, p. 1-7.
(http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.1011.5558&rep=rep1&type=pdf)

Date: 1976

By: Susan Safford Bright (1945-2010)

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