To Be A River

To be a river
Is to be free
And still remain a part of the Earth
To grow wide and monstrous in the belly of a canyon
I'll carve my own path in a sea of rock

Free and unyielding
I will be unclaimable, untamable
Listen to the roar of my laughter
As I leap from the edges of the tallest cliffs
And live

I will make my home wherever I please
In the deepest of valleys and the tiniest of cracks
Stretch myself out across the globe
A gurgling creek in the forest, a hidden blessing
Beneath the ground

And when the time comes
I will collect myself from the trickling creeks
The winding brooks and well-loved estuaries
To leave behind all that I was, the freedom of my earthly form
And become a part of something greater

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