Marie Marchand

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I walk alongside the Columbia
to be reminded of
non-negotiable truths.

Although life appears to
flow in one direction,
it’s cyclic.

The USGS says water spends
10 days in the air after it evaporates
before becoming rain again.

If I stand still long enough
I become a channel —
thought forms…

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Poetry

Graphic created by the author

I happened to be in the grocery store
the moment I gave up for good.

An elderly woman paused in passing
and as if she could see the mound
of broken ribs in my mind
said to me:

“It’s time to shed your stone, Atlas.”

Her tone and delivery were…

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Marie Marchand

Marie Marchand

Poet Laureate of Ellensburg, WA. Author of Gifts to the Attentive from Winter Goose Publishing. mishiepoet.com @mishiepoet