The border
was suspended
over water
under which
the fish
held dual
A crack
in the infra-
of the bridge
marked the line
through which
rain fed the river.
Drops dropped
to the center
and dashed
into water
belonging to one
state or the next.
If it seemed
that they reached
toward one another
before being
torn asunder,
that’s just
how it looks
from above
when the car
stalls on the spot
where its splits
and whatever
you love
in the back
seat remains
in the state
you have
left behind.