Little Colorado River

Turquoise water—

God or weather had made the way

for what could have been brown with silt

but not on this day—

clear was the Little Colorado River

as it careened past quick sand

past boulders

and sacred places

into the confluence

of rivers


dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word careen, Learn more about this sacred place

Little Colorado River

5 thoughts on “Little Colorado River

  1. Love the idea of the water careening to the confluence of rivers….I’m reminded of a cruise we took to Alaska and a hike we took up to a glacier….where, sadly, the glacier was melting into a stream, and it was gaining in strength as the stream went down hill….careening over rocks etc. Great use of the word here! So glad you posted to the prompt!


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