Postcard #110: Cold #7
River and Highway in Cascade Mountains
Cold #7 US-4125595
RIVER AND HIGHWAY IN CASCADE MOUNTAINS
My leg caught something and hooked around it. The current washed over me and pushed me up against something solid. It was a tree trunk which shifted on the large rocks it leaned upon the river bank. I wrapped my arms around the tree and tried to slide up out of the water. My head hung loosely over the side; My face sank against the bank. I tried to fill my lungs with air…water poured out of my mouth from deep within me. I anticipated my breath like I was awaiting an eclipse – for my will to live and means to live to converge. I could only sip air to quench a thirst. I could not slack. My eyes burned and I could barely make out the shore. I could feel the river on my outstretched fingertips. The trunk was sliding…gently rolling me back into the rolling river.
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1133 N.W. GLISAN, PORTLAND, OREGON 97209
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