>tremble, rattle and flood

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My father writes: Can you remember how the windows in our house would rattle when the water was this high?

I do remember. From this angle, up river, you can’t tell how far and fast the water falls where you see the white water, but we lived downstream from that fall. And so we grew up knowing the power of water, the tremble in the ground.

Meanwhile further downstream the U S Army Corp of Engineers have decided to open the spillgates and let the Missouri River rush past. Towns spread along the banks in North Dakota are preparing for the flood.

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About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit. website: https://toomuchaugust.wordpress.com

One response to “>tremble, rattle and flood

  1. >To live downstream from a waterfall and a river that floods, with a tremble in the ground- I can hardly imagine living with it every day. I grew up (and I still live) with the periodic hurricane, but we always know when they are coming.

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