Follow Me

I swim in the river and your love emerges around me.
Little pool, clear with fish and cool
as the stones beneath my feet,
do not be afraid of me
for the eternal waters that reside in me
are eternal within you. Follow me to the riverbanks,
barefooted, wherever I may go, follow me,
above the fallen tree trunks and over boulders
that resist your flowing, come follow me.
Rest your worries upon the wind
with every fear dearly felt,
with every tear of softly falling rain
and we’ll let them fall away from every
tall and mighty waterfall.
We’ll take the leap with all our trembling being
and lose our riverness
and lose our being narrowed down.
Let us not be afraid of letting go of our rivered paths
and embrace the kiss, whole
and immersed, when we become pacific ocean.

// 28 Sep 2020