Now and then
a brown mountain
at the silent creek-beds
once teeming with salmon.
He looks back
towards the shore
He dips his paw into the water,
watching the waters pass over it.
The current carries untold stories
over the jagged peak
to be safely stored
for next year.
The grizzly returns to his forest cave,
where he lies down
and waits patiently for the next spring.