Two-Hearted River

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 trying to empty them. Dissipation. Loss.

 

river

The most famous Two Hearted River runs through Michigan and the branches drain into Lake Superior.  That’s not my two-hearted river.

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The Cycle

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.

estuary

Palmiet River (South Africa.) enter the Atlantic Ocean

“There is no new thing” – Ecclesiastes 1:7

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