One Journey, Many Rivers

David Leo

One journey,
many rivers to cross beneath one sky
of many expressions, many moods.
One life, many the relations -
you're never alone, alone, nor whole
in your oneness.

One river, many points to ford;
from bank to bank, one pursuit
of different streams.

And one man's journey
where it ends.

Published in One Journey, Many Rivers (1997)

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