On our way to the river
the gist of American storytelling
dragged along like a dog
leashed to the back of the car.
I had to pull over. You said, “I hope
We switched seats.
Parked at milepost 6, the grease fire night
pulled the river toward the delta.
The water ran low;
the trees performed their shakes.
We removed our hats then went down to the banks.
Ryan Mills attended Manzanita Elementary School in Tucson, AZ and works for the federal government.