Saturday, February 4, 2017

Water and Stone




















Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

The Earth is showing you how it is done,
water and stone; what is hard is warn
away by the long flow of persistence.

Stay the course.

Know that tears have their purpose, and that
nothing is permanent. Have that long cry,
whether or not there is a shoulder made
available to you.

***

When I was a little girl, my best friend was
a brook. She taught me about the power of
subtle movements all heading in the
same direction.

I remember a bullfrog tadpole who had
figured this out too. I watched his tail
undulate. He created a tiny current.

***

In recent memory, I sat on a boulder next to a
mountain stream and the waters talked to me.
They said that voices are like water, they can
change things.

I started to speak more truths.

***

When it rains, we can say to ourselves:

“We are doing this. We are working together,
all of us, creating something that can become
something formidable.”

I’ve always had a special fondness for storms.
Have you ever made love during one?


© 2017/Jamie K. Reaser
From “Truth and Beauty”

To be published by Talking Waters Press

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