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"Just Another Valley" by Joe Domino

In heavy shadow,
the weighted river
digging deeper,
barefoot and wading
a protagonist flow
draws me in-

above me
sunlit peaks,
and against
the palest blue sky
an eagle
making triumphant patterns--

I have seen
this valley before,
walked the pebbled path
along the bank,
washing red stain
from canyon walls:
Some call it
simply clay-
an understatement-
perhaps God thought
too much of it,
and unfired man
inclined toward a thermal mold.