Words like the River

I see a great river flowing

like the high winds above a mountain’s peak.

And beside the river’s belly,

purple water hyacinths make their home.

You are like the mighty river that waters the beauty.

And with your stories,

every word is like a drop that waters the soul. 


There is a moment when writing, where every amount of yourself is poured onto paper or projected onto a screen. All of it means a great deal; the words you choose, the words you decide to leave, even the words you decide to take out. 

Of course it’s for you. And without a doubt, others will transcribe your words in particular meanings for themselves, as well. But it’s a lesson I’m learning: write for you. 



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