Like a River
My mind is like a river ~
My life is like the shore.
Sometimes, it is calm in the sun
Other times, it rages and roars even through the night.
When it freezes, its hard to imagine a time
That the spring brings, softening the rigidity
Of my tense mind
Like ice shards clinging to the bank,
Wishing it would expand.
I cannot control the weather of my thoughts,
Or cease the harsh whipping
Of waves hitting the rocks.
But I can watch, as a bystander
While I experience with it
My eyes as it sees the shift in light and color
My ears as it hears the soft echo and thunder
I feel the movement of the wind on my skin
The crisp humidity is what I slowly breathe in
I sit neatly as I withstand
A firm separation of myself and nature
Which will detoxify these dark thoughts inside
Until it flows cleanly again.