The River Knows by Bobby Clark

When I heard your muffled cryabove the sound of rushing waterand looked up to see you thereclinging to that bridgeamidst a dragging currentkayak mostly submergedMy heart stoppedand my instinct startedall in an instantyet across an eternityNumbed toes sprintingas the cries continuedbending downto reach you in timeUnwilling to let gountil recognizing arms of safetypulling you outfrom … Continue reading The River Knows by Bobby Clark

Black Walnut Tree by Christine Gillies

I discovered my first black walnut tree as an eight-year-old, playing at the school playground with my friend on a weekend. We were swinging on the swings and chatting about something or another.  Bordering our school was a small area we referred to as "The woods", which were not actually woods at all, just small areas of trees left untouched when … Continue reading Black Walnut Tree by Christine Gillies