Watch for what comes back
You came floating down to my feet
from the sky it seemed, flowering tree
growing out of a rock
shed you like tears.
I sent you down the river.
You came circling back,
I didn’t laugh until the second time.
Whatever currents brought us together
it was laughter that sent us
each equally on our way.
You, floating again
to only you know where or to the end.
I, finally at ease watching the
all these leaves and wind making love
the water coming
as if from forever and
heading on that same way.
I go that way too, I come back again.