there will be the sound
of clean and heavy falling water
into hard, cracked ground.
There will be piles of stones around you –
semi-precious, freckled brown and white ones
marked with red –
these will be the ones we’ll borrow.
You will learn to recognize them by their color.
Pick them up and take them home –
this is only the beginning.
Poem and image by Sarah Rehfeldt. Please do not copy without my permission.
Poem and image (cover photo) published in EarthSpeak Magazine, issue 6 (Winter 2010): http://www.sevencirclepress.com/earthspeak
Reprinted in Ascent Aspirations Magaine.
Photo also appears in Blue Earth Review.
Photographed at the base of Franklin Falls in western Washington.