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