A Day at the River

“You aren’t just the age you are, you are all the ages you have ever been.” ~ Kenneth Koch


morning, pebbles making small ripples like fish

in afternoon sun, this was my beach

now empty but for summer moon and me

two silver waning slivers silent as water

a bridge that no one is crossing



A Map of Scars

river map

He has a map of scars that

leads to no treasure or even destinations.

All paths lead back to the source,

like every river that escapes from where

it all began – where the bleeding started.