On The River (Poem)

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Photo by Paul Martini.

On The River

By Leath Tonino

A friend wants on the river,
wants nothing there,

fern and flycatcher,
breakfast fire,

water from afar
pulling all moments

of all hours.
Wants nothing

more than there,
than nothing there,

great emptiness
of many things

moving boats,

shadowed walls,
thoughts and rains

and bumblebees.
Wants these.

Wants the whoop
of rapids

in oar-arms,

days of no one speaking
but the canyon.