Drawn to water

Drawn to water
We watch, we drown
In the rapids
In the unknown maelstrom
To cleanse
To live again
Life is a river –
Jump in
I want to float to a quiet place
Where the water eddies and swirls
In the shade of a weeping willow
Whose branches lean
Down to kiss the water
I want to sit at the river’s edge,
On the wooden bridge and dip my toes
In the water
when the water gets too cold
And the minnows bite like sharks,
I will stand and
We stand on the shores
We bathe in the water
To come clean
We drown
Life is a river
Streams, creeks, lakes
Join and divide
All water flows out
To somewhere
Life is a river –
Jump in
We watch, we drown
We sit calmly in the water’s arms
Balanced precariously
On a boat that should not float
We check for wholes, holes
In the boat
Not a soul without us
Another day of fishing


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