Missoula’s Clark Fork
Hardly flowing, Cold and blue.
Ice impeding its channel’s torque,
A white crust enveloping all its depths through.
By a green bench this frigid December day,
Did I ponder, looking into the icy mire.
The Piegan, Crow, Flathead, Salish and Kootenai,
Whose peoples hunted and fished the region prior.