state natural area poems #32: mukwonago river

highway sounds about boulders

as we trek thru brush without trail

the mukwonago meanders on

like a dream after waking

the mukwonago river (actually a stream) is a surprisingly clean body of water that supports a surprisingly diverse set of wildlife. maybe the two have something to do with one another… along the shores of the mukwonago in the city of mukwonago, this sna has a variety of habitats and the sounds of highway all around.

(these are supposed to be three-liners i know, but that last line came when i woke up about 2.00 am last night and i couldn’t resist adding it…)