Dry – Don Thompson

The Little Stream – Vincent van Gogh

No older faith than this river
And though it’s gone dry,

The smooth stones, face down,
Pray without ceasing.

Cottonwood and red willow
Will die of thirst,

But somewhere upstream—
A trickle.

About the Poet

Don Thompson has been writing about the San Joaquin Valley for over fifty years, including a dozen or so books and chapbooks.  A San Joaquin Almanac won the Eric Hoffer Award for 2021 in the chapbook category.   For more info and links to publishers, visit his website at www.don-e-thompson.com

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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