Creative Space

Up River

Up River
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I’m ghosted up river
the mine is shut down
the big and small nuggets
chucked off into town
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standing knee deep
in an old cold stream
day light and star bright
all the same dream
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Sifting and shaking
the old gold pan
got the gold fever
in the wrist and the hand
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wading and washing
the heart and the ache
waiting and watching
for a little gold flake
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DLW
12/20/17
@ 2am-ish
Whitnall