Facing The River

As you face the river, I’m
Tempted to jump in
Sink without swim
Heavy burden breasts

As we face the river
Contemplating in
Boundless thoughts a brim
Nature’s nurtured tests

As I face the river
Kindling cornered kin
Rapid thoughts within
Cease and I accept

As you face the river
Wetting toes with grace
Eyes on opening gate
Falling slow to rest

Image from Flickr by Patrick McDonald