September Trip To The Pioneers, After A Death
Maia Rauschenberg (Boston University, US)
We had a trip planned and went anyway.
Spent the first night at Browns Lake
outside of Dillon, it snowed
and Matt fished in his hip waders
with wet snowflakes filling the air
all around him. We slept in our rusty Ford,
had hot coffee in the cold morning.
Next day we went to the Big Hole River
near the Sioux Battlefield west
of Wisdom. I read, bundled up on the shore
in a low camp chair. Matt fished again,
his fly and line arcing into a lazy eight
and then into no shape at all.
Maia, a Northern California native, has spent the last ten years living and working all over the US, including places like South Dakota, Maine, Alaska and Montana, with her partner and two dogs. She is currently finishing an MFA at Boston University, and will travel to Patagonia this fall as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow.