Monday, January 27, 2014

Life Raft

Money cannot purchase
What time cannot replace.
Our flow cannot arrest the forward flow
           Of time and space.
The river channels onward
Sweeping with it our debris,
Washing silt and sediment
           Away and to the sea.
The lines spread on our faces
Unfettered by our minds,
The more we tumble on the rocks
         The more we leave behind.
As branches spread like fingers
Hanging over to ensnare,
We linger towards the middle
        To ensure we make it there.

- Alison Day, 2003

Photos by Alison Day