River froths in free-range rapids
falls headlong into pool of moss.
Six eagles survey earth
swoop in unison shred
veil of care. Boulders sag.
Laws of nature spiritual practice.
Rules shatter in exile artifice
of art. Forests no longer see us.
We sleep in plastics paint walls mauve.
Kayaks frame currents. Yellow as fear.
Swim or ford watery isthmus?
Egrets step lightly skinny knees V’d
to chins. Fish vanish in murmurs
ripples sink in breath-span surface
mirror finish. Death feeds life flees death.
Time flows through us channel
of eternity. We must follow we cannot
follow we do follow. Self bends to whims
space bellys-up for no one. Rain
spatters empty flow. River sputters.
Solar haze blanks out background.
Banks extend palms to grasp
or shake. Sand spreads like algae
feeds on itself. Green zone red line.
Float shallows to death’s dark house.