Sunset on the Snake River
by Michael Escoubas

A spiderís web glistens
in the waning sun
the quiet radiance of moonlight
shadows your meanderings
your eyes radiate light
like medallions of praise
you were alive when salmon
spawned in your cool waters
you knew Lewis and Clark
the Shoshone and Nez Perce
you gave them life from your bounty
as you followed your ancient
streambed path over plains
through valleys nourishing stands
of lodge pole pine the mighty
oak, willow and cedar
one-thousand miles of sunsets
one-thousand miles of radiant moonlight.


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