Quinault River

Green trees with roots so deep,

they will never grow weak.


The ocean vast and,

full of life,


is the place where connections are made.


Such as this ocean,

our ocean,

when it meets with the mouth,

of a salmon rich river.

So calm,

So clean.


The lesson learned from this connection,

is that the first wave of conflict crashing towards you will die out,

to a flow of a river,

as long as you keep on stepping.


Yes this river of yours,

will have its twists and turns,

it’s rocks to clash upon,


but a river never stops flowing,

and neither shall you.


–Isaac Sotelo, 12th Grade