the river


i take the path

of least resistance–

that is well-known.

i take the path

of great persistence

through solid stone.

i take the path

of boundless distance,

but not on my own:

i take the path

of god’s assistance

when it is shown.

i am the river–

the river of life.


–photo by me



i like to make

things out of wood

i never really

thought i could

but i have help

my inchworm friend

who carries out

the measuring end

he scoots along

then parks his butt

to show me where

to make my cut

but he’ll become

a moth someday

he’ll feel his oats

and fly away

and on that day

he does escape

i’ll have to buy

a measuring tape


–photo by me