Follow us all: Amy/Anna, Sophie/Yuki, Kit/Richard, minor characters
or sift through
water leavings and river journeys.


As seen from the family photo album

As seen from the family's cries for help


Ichiro, who came to America to pursue his dream. He sent for Yuki to start the search. They had one daughter, Sophie. The family's memory of his searches keeps his spirit alive.


Kenji, who married Sophie and, Sophie knows, would have been as strong as she is had he lived. They had one daughter, Kit. Sophie keeps his spirit alive in her crusades.


Greg, a computer guru at UC Berkeley who starts by helping Richard find Amy, and ends by showing Anna the way.


A web site instructor in Boulder who knows how to help Sophie keep spirits happy on the internet.

the sound

waves hunch / and crest / in empty air / strike madly on / the shore forever / churn spray / retreat to /


murky puddles / breathe again



know them

our language / misleads us / severing / a river as one / when it is / too many / to count

all we see

in banks / below the river / changes inform / our breathing / thus we know /

the fastest /a river's secrets

if there are

joining the / river's flow / is the only / way to / welcome in / anything beyond / our skin