Daybreak at Bosque del Apache

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Vested in down,
water wakes
as light cracks
over mountains.

Snow geese chime
like a heart beating.
Their wingtips are black keys
adding counter-rhythms.

Water wears
her borrowed robe of down
until wings lift—

Then it’s morning fly out,
and the river, unmasked,
bares her pores.

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