River of Love
” I thought years ago that old Heraclitus was wrong. You can’t step into the same river even once.”– Jim Harrison
You can’t step into the same river even once
for the water is forever changing, re-arranging, adapting.
Dipping toes into love is like braving that cold river,
hoping this is the time when the heart floats,
Treading the waters with bare feet and a bared soul
not knowing what’s to come, what’s real
the cool caress of a lover’s hand–
the shifting sands of uncertainty–
the heavy anchor that leaves in its wake–
…the broken bones of a woman once whole.
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
Sherry has asked us to take a line from a poem of our choosing and use it as the first line in ours. Mine is from Songs of Unreason
by Jim Harrison.