A Stone for July’s River of Observations

The July River of Stones is well underway, and though I’ve been observing minutiae and scratching little notes on scraps of paper, I haven’t posted any of the resulting small stones. Here’s one from yesterday.

From the bus window,
I spot a long, low furry shape
In rich mahogany
burnished by sunrise
A groundhog
mowing the tiny square of grass
in front of a factory.

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About Chris

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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