In the Torrent

I am in the middle of a river.
The chatter in my head seems silent now.
The din of rushing water is all I hear

I took this shortcut without a good reason.
I must stay alert and step carefully.
I will not let the torrent make me to stumble.

Is the trip I’m making worth the risk?
I have a lot to think about today.
I have been here before.

Will I repeat my past failures?
I could jump into to the river of imagination.
The lands of fantasy might be fun.

As I leave the river, I reflect carefully.
My steps seem to have a purpose now.
I am on the other side of dangerous thoughts.

William Wayne Smith


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Original Image torrents by Bryan Alexander [Image license]

About William Wayne Smith

I'm a poet, library fan and maker.
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