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Yukon River Dreams

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

Poem by Joy Huntington

The Qargizine, Fall 2016 #5

Yukon River Dreams

Salmon skin

To sew the seams

Muddy islands

Where seagulls play

Water washing

The past away

Raven soars to bring the sun

Winter blankets

Come undone

Fish nets sparkle

With promise of food

City worries

Come unglued

Grandmother’s hands

Come to life

Campfire stories

Begin to ignite

Salmon strips dry

On wooden racks

Camp was cleared

With the blade of an axe

The sun never sets

And nobody sleeps

Yukon River dreams

Flow wide and deep

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