A Bridge Across

by Rich Krivcher, John Thompson, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Frogpond, 21:1, Summer 1998, page 61. Written 26 October 1997, in San Francisco, California.

another autumn—

that old cannon still pointed

at the iron bridge Rich

traffic rumbles

a nest in the girder John

fallen logs

crisscross the muddy path . . .

you hold out your hand Michael

a stone missing

midstream Rich

wind above the whirlpool—

a long strand of gossamer

between two webs John

from horizon to horizon

the Milky Way Michael