Sharing by Edward Sage


The tree-huggers gathered

on the east bank of the WillametteRiver 

and held pinwheels above their heads

facing Idaho.  And Idaho 

blew back something headstrong

and those pinwheels spun like mad.


The little crowd got giddy then

and a leader stepped forward and said,

“The wind is a donkey.”

And the crowd nodded in unison

and then the wind shifted

and brayed from the south.


And while Idaho rested

the Pacific carried the load.

Image by: Lindsay Shaver