We hit each other with severed branches, under green ponderosa, before the drought, thirty years ago. Gopher snakes wove their grey and brown houndstooth skins around the wild mint that grew near waterways that would evaporate as we got older, finally, and stopped playing with sticks. Now, the creeks have begun to […]
RONALD DZERIGIAN is the author of Rough Fire (2018). His poems have appeared in the Australian Book Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Salamander, and others. He resides in California's San Joaquin Valley with his wife and two daughters.