The banks of Flat Creek

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May 2, 2010, at Flat Creek near Beatrice, Alabama, an infrared photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, via the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

for the creek racks
strongest in springtime when everything’s liquid,
tightroping over the rocks
in the plashing braid. . .

Jonathan Galassi, from “Flow