RIVER

Cool lazy

stubborn down the body length

wet

from top to bottom

mindful slide to mindless

boredom on a sultry summer afternoon

above the silt

of settled dreams

arms round about a fallen crest

hold,

deepen a rooted past

withering in the reflection of a tear

tracing the ebb

down

a lingering pulse

the remnant of some ancient life to be

pressing and rising, fluid

moments

within layers

a primordial impression.

Effortless trackway

waterway

between mouth and salt sea

affirms

life

love

body

                     -B. D. Silverback  ©2013