And the River Laughs

Kickapoo River, Wisconsin

(thanks to my sister Pattie and her sidekick Robert)

We name the river parts
and the river laughs.
We say the river flows in stages,
(it helps our box-like minds)
and the river simply continues.
We name the source, the mouth,
the confluences. We savor
the many separate river names
(each a lovely chance for praise!),
but a river doesn’t fit in boxes.
It laughs and bends its way along.
Unbothered. Holy. Whole.

©Susa Silvermarie 2022

One Response to “And the River Laughs

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