Ford at Cascade Park
by Alex Gildzen

Dad’s old Chevy
wd slow   burp   stop
then the magic

that car wd seem
to float thru the water
to the other side

in my middle years
I’d cross the ford again
in my mind

boy’s trip forward
man’s journey back

just as the river
never stops
I’m always crossing

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“Ford at Cascade Park” comes from Alex Gildzen’s chapbook
Elyria: Point A in Ohio Triangle, published as CC#4 in 2009 by Crisis Chronicles Press.  For a copy of the chapbook, send $5 to Crisis Chronicles Press, 420 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Or use PayPal:

Other recommended Gildzen books include 
The Arrow That Is Hollywood Pierces The Soul That Is Me (2011, Otoliths), Outlaw Dreams (2008, Green Panda Press) and The Avalanche of Time: Selected Poems 1964-1984 (1986, North Atlantic Books).

You may also visit Gildzen’s blog:
read his biography:
peruse his papers:
and view several more of his videos: