A Sudden Narrative

 

Water Stones Stream River Colors Creek Bed Nature
Water Stones Stream River Colors Creek Bed Nature

 

A Sudden Narrative

Light descends through a rib

of rippling water, recreating

the presence of leaf and stone .

 

A story that evolves

into a stray feather, the head

of a slumbered porpoise — and the maiden

who arrived on the back

of a sea mammal with the plume

of a heron falling form her hair. The river says

 

She came to harvest salt

and with it, clean wounds, anoint bread

and bind the dweller beyond

his or her body —

to all those shadows

the wild landscape had cast.

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