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Beyond the Useful Life


A crow drinks rain from a paint bucket's overturned lid.

Two teens lie on a rock after swimming, waiting for their cut-off fatigues to dry.

Steelhead suspend inside the cab of a sunken Ford where the river bends.

A heap of sun-bleached shells shines beside the oysterhouse.

Under three bales of rusted fencing, a garter snake rests.

The barn's last remaining pane flashes as I bike past.


Brandon Krieg

In the Gorge
Codhill Press


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