Eridanus the River is faint tonight even
in this dark sky near Orion flowing
like the Nile, Euphrates or River Po.
Homer thought this River of Ocean encircled
a flat Earth, flowing, burning into eternity.
I flow today like this two-hearted river.
My energies come from two different places
in my past that should have passed,
but they have pooled around me today.
I’m trying to empty them. Dissipation. Loss.
All the rivers run into the sea.
Tributaries, estuaries where fresh meets salt water.
Rivers are always changing, but the cycle
is invariable; all returns to the headwaters.
Man. Water. There is no new thing.
“There is no new thing” – Ecclesiastes 1:7