Monday, April 3, 2017

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
2008