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The Trail Companion

Fall 2000

Wild Lit

Blacksmith Fork and Fox

Megan E. Hansen

Blacksmith Fork

I find fish for you,
like a dowser, and the line and your
hand feel the fish choose the fly.
Browns, Rainbows and the Cutthroat.
The last fish like you,
native, beautiful . . . . rare.
You hold them in your palm and free
the hook,
watch them shimmer red back into the water.


I think I saw you when the sun went down,
dancing through the sagebrush and mesquite.
You held your arms out, but not to me,
and I watched you spin in the moonlight with the stars.

      Megan E. Hansen is a poet and dreamer newly wed and newly transplanted from Ogden, Utah. She and her husband Brian make their home in Palo Alto, California.

Blacksmith Fork and Fox - Megan E. Hansen
Down Harkins Fire Road (El Mar de la Purissima) - Greg Dunn

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