The River

River, slowly flowing

River, flying like a bird on a summer breeze

River, rolling, rushing, rapid

River, swimming, slowly, swiftly, softly, silently

River, life bubbling from it’s depths

River, wild

River, long ago

River, still peaceful, but polluted

River, a murdered man

River, carelessly cracked, crowded

River, laced with trash, strangled

River, imaculate of life

River, trashed and trapped

River, destroyed and dead

River, today

River, twisting, turning

River, like a snake

River, burbling and beautiful

River, surprising and secretive

River, strong and smooth

River, wild and alive

River, in the future

 -Carly Jackson