“The River” by Brigette Russell

by Brigette Russell ’26

The Connecticut River.

The Connecticut River is a leaf.
The way she flows farther and farther down.
Feathery and light, dark and gloomy.
A mix of both, the best and the worst.

The River is bright as the sky.
Lovely and bright, ready to help.
Full, brimming to the top.

She works harder and harder
everyday.
The active water,
boiling and moving.
The river is as aggressive as an animal.
She is ancient and fragile.
The river is angelic as an angel.

She is more than just water,
She leads to
life.

She is the
Connecticut River.