by Joe Plicka

Sitting in the Middle Fork of the Payette

I Saw a Man Carrying a Cross

JOE PLICKA’S poems, stories, and essays can be found online in BrevityEkstasis MagazineBraided WayBoothHobart, and others. He was featured in the anthology, Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets. He lives and teaches in Hawaii with his family, an auskydoodle, and a red-vented bulbul.

Photo: “The Payette River in Forty Seconds” by Adam Meek