creek’s creak

wild river eyes dart past
stagnant thick gouts of foam
harbored by exposed roots
embraced by undercut banks.
uprearing wrenching hammering lathering
rolling sediment-speckled-eyes gaze linear.
crashing succession of lunges
surging and heaving naked legs –
lopped felled trees severed from earth
make sound almost human.

Jeremy J. Sutton is a San Franciscan. He teaches American Literature to eleventh grade students and chairs the English department at a large, urban, public high school. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, two children, and dog. His work has been published by Front Porch Review, Memoryhouse Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, and previously in Eunoia Review. His work can be seen at https://jeremyjsutton.com.

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