Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tidal Realities

The river outside my door is tidal; I never know the heights or depths it’ll be on any given morning.

It’s ten foot variations cause its waters to descend and seem a stream, or else ascend towards quite apparent flood.

Slack tides can be destabilizing to the nature of things, but a river flowing rapidly upstream is just unnatural.

Although it’s feared my most, impermanence is, after all, the norm. But a river that repeats itself appears to stay the same.

It’s as if there were an incandescent current woven within it all that’s actually unchanging.

~Son Rivers 2009

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