Another Name for the River

Nate Maxson

In the future we all float

In the Alaskan smoke,

I can claim to be a mercury-smith

With a hammer and fog under my coat

I stretch silver in webs underground,

Listening devices

Believe me

The river Nesia

Drips its vibrato along the milky powerline

Nate Maxson is a writer and performance artist. He is the author of several collections of poetry including The Age Of Jive, The Whisper Gallery and The Torture Report. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


  1. This is lovely. Beautiful language.

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