This shot was taken right outside the Binns-Counts Community Center in Clinchco, VA. October in Appalachia is overwhelmingly vibrant, and along many roadside rivers like this one, the color spectrum is laid out over the bank, forest, and sky.

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John Darr is a poet, musician and educator from Richmond, VA. He is currently the Poetry Editor for the Mikrokosmos/Mojo literary magazines and his work was most recently published in SOFTBLOW and Virga. He is currently an MFA candidate at Wichita State University where he teaches English Composition. Website | Instagram 

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