July 26, 2020

This year we stay close

Avoid travel by swimming

In the river where it bends

And there are calm pools

Safe from storm-swollen current

I like to find a spot

Right where water

Strikes large rocks

Lay my head back

And let the water flow

Past and stare at the sky

Gently turning a smooth stone

Between my fingers

The sound blocking out

Every other sensation

I want to go with the water

Travel the whole way

And disappear into the limitless

Expanse of wave and salt and riptide

I want to follow it back

Find the source

Cup crystal streams in my hands

Drink deep while it is still pure

But I am contained

In this moment

To this bend in the river



Feeling the edges smooth