Flowing water into forest pool
shall I rest here or continue on?
waterfall white, glistening rocks
asking me to lay aside the shoals
I shall shed my human cover
dive in the pool to find its gifts
cast the world to the ground
explore this place deep in the woods
soft sand squishing, warm sun shining
wet water flowing, round stones topping
all these simple pleasures reach
holding me in their rapt embrace
if only time could hold its hands
I’d never depart, take up my load
from this way point few may find
the salve of my soul, cascade’s delight
now I must leave this forest pool
take up my burdens, seek the world
leave this blessed forest place
though I’ll return again one day.
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