Ryan Mills – Drag the River

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. 


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