The Mountain Man Searches for Signs of Change

So may the sun rise, bring hope where it once was forgotten.
—“Upward Over the Mountain” by Iron & Wine

I rise early in March, weather flirting
with warmth, sit by the pond, coffee in hand, whiskey
in my pocket, toes in wet grass.
I have to believe life is about these moments:

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Savannah Sipple is the author of WWJD & Other Poems (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019). A writer from east Kentucky, her poems have recently been published in Appalachian Heritage, Talking River, The Offing, and The Louisville Review. She is also the recipient of grants from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

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