The world wants to make of you
but first and foremost a Chaser.
When you of all people grasp
what a terrible job that is
Once you start running
you’ll never stop
Because what SEEMS so noisy
and clamored in you
can never be satisfied
and it’s not what that third gut
in you really needs anyway
You’re likelier to find a position
with better benefits
in that inimitable river which flows forever through you
or right under the rock
which sits in you
Be with it and preserve the silence
Don’t say the magic word—
It might just say Itself through you
if you become an empty vessel.
Then you can always put your stamp
on the bottom
that says that it’s yours
And no one needs to be the wiser.
Included in a new collection ‘Riverever’ a polyRiverous celebration of rivers, mountains, and souls. That and my collection of mystery poems ‘Silence Begins Here’, a book of love and erotic poetry, ‘Wild Rose Hips’, a book of darkness and soul fire, ‘Within the Cave Something Pulses’ will be out later this year. DM to be put on announcement list.
In the meantime, You can get RE-MEMBERING: Poems of Earth & Soul. and High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest through your local bookstore, on Amazon or Indiebound, Link in bio. 🌿🐝🐺🌲🔥 🌍🙏🏽