Plummer’s Hollow

Where I grew up, and still live for part of the year. It’s located near Tyrone, Pennsylvania in the valley and ridge province of the Appalachians. Plummer’s Hollow Run drains into the Little Juniata, part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series The Hollow

 

not knowing
what’s around the next bend

five-year-old me

 

the headless hunter’s
lantern on moonless nights
in her quavery voice

 

more frightening
than our neighbor’s ghost stories
those wooden legs

 

I still look for her house
but there’s just the red privy

its vacant hole