When Words & World Well Up

When words and world well up, dark as silt –
A river delta, catchment for time’s hard flow. 

The spreading out and gathering in, 
Gathering in shape and memory of land;
World remade with each upstream flood. 

We are changed because we stand on the shore. 
We see change, rather than flow or memory’s flood:
This is the onlooker’s price. 

This is the price for not jumping in
When a river roars by your doorstep.

Published by Marushka

I dream curiosity and write words that change brains.

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