Monday, August 25, 2014

POEM: "The River"

The River

                            for Rui Xiao

The sun goes down
    Life goes across

The boat tries to cross the river
  The boat can't cross the river
    The currents take it

The boat, the people
    But the poets’ voices go across

You see someone from long ago
  You can't cross the deck
    The moment takes it

What does “voices go across” mean

Does this mean distance, or else
    Is it the inability to connect

Does this mean time, or is it
    Our ageing bodies & minds

Love tries to cross the minute
  It can't cross the hours
    The currents take it

The oily swell of time
  You can't cross the river
    The moon takes it

Is anything going anywhere

© 2014 Rob Schackne

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