On Becoming a River

On Becoming a River
Keep flowing
no matter how cold,
how lazy,
how much you crave stillness,
just flow.


Move forward
without asking where
you’re going,
know that you will go
where you need to be.


Be gentle at times,
tender with kindness.
Rage when necessary,
expressing your truth
with all that you are.


Retain memories
of each rock, foot, twig, fish
you have held,
while opening yourself to more,
without regret, attachment.


Reflect light
from sun, stars, eyes,
and remember
your own ability
to sparkle.

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