Locked and Damned

This is day 25 of Days of Unreason:

“The river can’t heal everything.” – Jim Harrison


By the river.

Go down
to the river.

Step into
the water.

Drop your line,
fish the river.

Float the remains
down the river.

Dump sewage
into the river.

Cast your cares
along the river.

Lose your sins…



A little over a year ago, I joined Jillys2016 in a challenge called “28 Days of Unreason.”  She culled quotes from the poems of Jim Harrison in a book called Songs of Unreason.  We used the quotes as prompts; diving boards suspended over the abyss of poetry.  Jill is revisiting unreason, and I am skipping gleefully along.  Come and join the fun!




2 thoughts on “Locked and Damned

  1. Oh, that final word! It does what I feel is so essential in poetry – it forces us back to the title. “Sorry – the river can’t heal everything.” Your writing is really stepped up a notch these last few days. Strong stuff!

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