Fifth River Running
etching, 8" x 6"

The Fifth River Running

The Serpents come to you
as groping hands,
reaching out
in the night
and tap your soul
in an attempt to lure
your spirit
into the river.

You wait a lifetime
to escape this dream.
To ease your fear.
But nights come and go
in the blink of an eye.
You soon lose your way,
forgetting your real purpose
and drift away
into someone else's reality.