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 a poet from Beattyville, Kentucky. Her work has been published in Still: The Journal, Now & Then, Deep South Magazine, The Louisville Review, Appalachian Heritage, New Southerner, and is forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review.

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