Make of this one what you will. It's one of my favorite pieces that I've written.
If you got the Edwin Arlington Robinson references, give yourself a pat on the back, if you can reach around. Or just buy yourself a Snapple. You've earned it. You've also earned another poem, so click here to hear my reading of "The Mill": https://youtu.be/1Fi0EohkXFs. From my first collection, "The Long Contraction: Twelve Rejected Poems": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/680921. This one's been rejected a lot, lol. "Eastern Canal, Lowell, Song" Black water, smooth
along the mill,
don't reflect what's
over here at me
on the footbridge—
I can stay on the bridge
on my own power, thanks,
and if I'd wanted to go
I'd cross and take
the path along you;
it's too cool
to cut through you—
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