• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 12
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River of Life

I've found my river, it glitters
streams through purple velvet
heavy hues of night
saves love from despair
swims me towards tomorrow

yesterday so far away    now
I danced with denizens of hell
wept exhausted tears
hopeless and fanciful    brained
with delirium I think I died

until morning and waves
of life trickled by my feet
water caught the sun    I sighed
paddled to stay alive
preserve flows of fortitude
and crawl strong-armed strokes
coherent with sacred currents
ready to live and later expire
drenched in sapphire peace