A Bridge Across

      by Rich Krivcher, John Thompson, and Michael Dylan Welch


First published in Frogpond, 21:1, Summer 1998, page 61. Written 26 October 1997, in San Francisco, California.



another autumn—

that old cannon still pointed

at the iron bridge                                                             Rich


        traffic rumbles

        a nest in the girder                                                  John


fallen logs

crisscross the muddy path . . .

you hold out your hand                                                 Michael


        a stone missing

        midstream                                                                  Rich


wind above the whirlpool—

a long strand of gossamer

between two webs                                                        John


        from horizon to horizon

        the Milky Way                                                           Michael