Ron Rash

Ron Rash Poems

1. Last Service 1/13/2003
2. Preparing The Body 1/13/2003
3. Price Lake: 1961 1/13/2003
4. Fall Creek 1/13/2003
5. Whippoorwill 1/13/2003
6. Brown Lung 1/13/2003
7. The Exchange 1/13/2003
8. In Dismal Gorge 1/13/2003
9. The Bridge 1/13/2003
10. The Men Who Raised The Dead 1/13/2003
11. The Price 1/13/2003
12. Deep Water 1/13/2003
13. The Skeleton In The Dogwood 1/13/2003
14. The Corpse Bird 1/13/2003
15. The Ascent 1/13/2003

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The Ascent

Some thought she had slipped, the plank
glazed slick with ice, or maybe
already cold beyond care,
drowsy and weary, bare feet
tempting a creekbed's promise
of sleep, though she struggled out,
her trail a handprint of stars
rising toward a dazzle of white
where sun and snow met. They found
her homespun dress, underclothes,
before they found her, her eyes
open as the sky, as cold,
as far away. Her father
climbed the nearest tree, brought down
green sprigs, berries bright as blood,
weaved a garland for her brow,
and that was how they left ...

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