Raking the River

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
October 2018

By Charlotte Tigchelaar

Jeff Kovatch Memorial Ohio River Cleanup,
Harris Riverside Park, Huntington, WV

My father
reaches out with the rake
and pulls the bottle toward us.
I pick it up with my litter-getter and
drop it into our big green plastic bag.
“I’m raking the river,” he says.
We both laugh.
I think that would be a good idea for a poem.

Raking the River Charlotte Tigchelaar

Charlotte Tigchelaar, 11
Huntington, WV

About the Author

Related Posts

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

“Umbrellas”. Photograph by Marlene Rohde, 12, the cover of Stone Soup, February 2019. A note from...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: