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

Volume 12, Number 3, September 2018

Steve Andrews
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA

At the Headwaters of the Colorado

It was one of those mountain streams fed by a glacier. Gray with rock flour. The springtime air unseasonably warm, we stopped to rest by the stream’s bank. After a minute or two, she pulled off her shoes and socks and stepped into the frigid water. A tiny squeal, then a sigh as the icy water bathed her hiking-swollen feet.

I figure we’re only going to be here for a little while, she said, and I want to make the most of it.

memorial service . . .
an aging photo of bare feet
red from the cold



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