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Ducktrap River

Ducktrap River

Christopher Hansen

Published in Vol. 5 Issue 2 of Written River


In early summer, the ospreys, the eagles, and I
Lurked by the pool beneath the rapid
Lazily dipping our blood-warm talons in
And dragging forth the sea-cold alewives.


Christopher Hansen is a botanist associated with the Florida Park Service. He is currently translating every surviving Song-dynasty poem concerning fungi. He was editor of Corn Creek Review, and has most recently appeared in Turtle Island.