13 May 2011

River God is Back!

Woo-hoo!  I found it!  It was in my reader after all!  here it 'tis, for your edification and delight, "River God":

It sleeps as you fear,
there below the darkness,
wavelets and silt
to awaken when gorged
on the tears of the sky
but it is blind, and senseless
it does not love you
even though it feeds you,
nor does it hate you
drowned homes to the contrary
it simply exists, as it has
forever and a day,
as it will when you do not.
It cannot aim for you
as blindness does not allow.
It cannot demand your blood,
there is no tongue to taste.
The river god is hungry,
an implacable sloth
moving at speeds outside
of time until stirring violently,
flowing as it must,
Gaia demands it so.
So take heart, survivors
and future victims:
Rage is not the fuel,
hatred is not the fire
That is impossible.
The river god is senseless,
yet that it is awake
is beyond any human doubt.
That it will forget you,
when it returns to sleep,
is knowledge eternal.


  1. Blogger was devouring us last night and today!

    Good one Gumbo...sad how the Mississippi has grown and devouring all around it...

  2. blogger was a total bitch last night!

  3. I will just repeat the comment I left on the original post...



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