Deep in the rainforest of Peru
is the bridge in the picture here,
arching high over the sweeping
muddy surge of the Amazon,
a way for pedestrians to cross
the mighty torrent, a footbridge
forged by live saplings bent
from opposing banks toward each other
and bound fast together by vines
so that if the lashings should break,
travelers would fall up,
upward to spangle the blue,
sling hallelujahs through
the velvet-curtained Andes.