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Ice will form on the creek

this winter. 

It will melt before noon, 

under pressure from the sun.

Water flows and rises, dips and curves,

rounding softly like the moon. 

Like Christmas, a promise to behold. 

Kevin Marshall Chopson is a is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominated poet, avant-garde filmmaker, conceptual artist, occasional adjunct professor, and resident of Gallatin.  

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