By the Popo Agie, Fremont County, WY
Stephen Siperstein

                        —Elevation: 8400’
a stream moves
silty snowmelt
down a talus slope—
moves though hardly moves
mossy rocks half submerged
in deep trout pools sunlight flickers
the mind too is stream-like—
a streamy thing that starts and stops
shallows out to riffles
gathers in cut bank pools and ends
in Sinks Canyon
the water disappeared through
limestone caves, emerging a mile down-
stream colder and darker
and fat trout two feet long at least feeding there
yet I ignored the trout breaking surface—
and stepping into sunlight felt an urge to sneeze. 

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