Rockwood

Rockwood

Winter marshmallows top lazy
Green Animas waters in the
Short daylight of a steep canyon.

An adventurous snowball
Hurls itself
From the forty-story cliff,
Spinning, twisting, sparkling, bounding
In freefall until
It splashes into the icy green.

Another victorious marshmallow.

— Stace Johnson, 1987

Cascade

Cascade

snowballs plummet
into frigid green water
float downstream
preserved
to join icy
CONDOMINIUMS
on the river

— Stace Johnson, 1987