Ah the River… by Ann Walka
“Who knows where she’ll take you. No matter what you’ve forgotten, everything you need is here.
All you can do is go with the flow. Open your heart to the neighbors, to geese and beavers and lizards, to cactus and belly flowers.
Welcome sand in your bed, laugh a lot, sleep under a shard of sky, breathing the night flowers’ perfume, learning the stars.
When morning arrives on the nape of the river, keep silence while the color rises.
One day all too soon you’ll take out at the appointed time and place. Until then anything can happen”.