Chinook

 

 

 

 

 

First of February

Fifty-five degrees

I walk downtown

Toward the river

& Charlie B’s

 

A gale blows in warm

Chinooks I remember

On the eastern front

Of the Rockies

Thirty years ago

 

Augusta wind in

Missoula Montana

Halts me again

Like a cartoon spinning

In place on ice

 

Legs & arms churning

But going nowhere

That strange encounter

With the hand of God

Digging the graveyard song

 

Reminding me of

My fragility

Every step a risk

Every scoop a breath

We all ride the wind

 

Mark Gibbons

This entry was posted in Updates. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.