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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 2, June 2017
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Tony Burfield
Lyons, Colorado, USA


Riptime

Lateral moraine. The elk bugle and chase tail. This is riptime, between time, the rut. I scent each creature's musk. And behind us a line of clanking and morphing bones from jawtooth to brow bulge. Listen again to the wind, rain on edge and glow-sky afternoon. We spot bighorn spoor and follow hoof tracks to the riparian, fenced as it is.

wind across rocks—
my hand tiny against
the paw print

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