The Tip

“We were born to be moving water not ice.” – Jim Harrison

 

For twenty-two years

I existed in the north

Believing I was living.

It was a horrible lie.

 

I strove southward,

Flowing down naturally

toward the warm sea.

 

Life and the misfortunes

of life built dams and levees,

redirecting the course

of my existence iceward.

 

Locked in a floe,

glacial in its hold,

I waited in winter’s dark.

 

Love came with the sun.

 

As the songbirds returned

the melting trickle became

a stream, a rapid, a river

washing not one but two

of us toward the land of no ice.

 

She said, “We were born for this.”

“Amen!  ‘We were born to be moving water not ice.’”

 

This is part of “28 Days of Unreason”

based on prompts taken from poems

by Jim Harrison.

https://jillys2016.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/28-days-of-unreason/

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