Two Rivers


I stand at the junction
of two rivers
one flows towards my home
the other to the ocean

I have a boat
which one do I choose?

the ocean – sweet, salty, strong, mysterious

washing my heart with salt water
cleansing my skin, pores, eyes, nose, ears, mouth

but I am going home
to the softness of the lakes
and the softness of my mother’s touch

where I will be held
by my family
by the rolling hills
by the kind forests

by the warmth of knowing a place and being known

I am going home
to where the winters are colder
and the fires are brighter
and life isn’t complete without a beaver tail

to nanas and pas
and cousins now married
and I’ve missed it all
but no longer

because I have my boat
and I am going home.


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Author: Bryn Bamber

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7 thoughts on “Two Rivers”

  1. Sounds like you have a plan – I will miss seeing you at the ashram, glad to have tis kind of connection.


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