Junction-Stream by Susan Safford Bright

at the corner
of barton creek and-the lower
colorado river
haggle over
ginger cinders
and river mist
longarmed liveoaks
to the riverbelly
from flashfloods
water settles
the earth together
wind here
clears the spirit,
a soft cloud
blows over austin
renoir city
rain on porcelain
carved a head once
for the riverwalk
its gone
wind’s glazed
with cooking grease
i feel engines
shake the land
building building
marketplaces expressways
in autumn
mallards stop here
the sky together
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.

Date: 1976

By: Susan Safford Bright (1945-2010)

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