Water falls over the cliffs, bashing itself against the granite again and again, dropping down into plunge pools dozens of feet below. It does not die.
Water drops from the highest sky, yet doesn’t shatter.
Not imprisoned in a skeletal shape, water sculpts the bones.
Water assumes no form, and so it’s every form. Unborn, it dies not.
Ice and cloud, storm and dewdrop, water shifts in aspect, yet always remains water.
Unresisting, water never breaks. Crashing, it yields. Stopped in its tracks, water grinds mountain to dust.
Held by any mold which seeks to possess it, water yields to all embraces, so showing the impermanence of all holding. Water finds a way through, and flows on, and on.
Seeking a single level, water drops down to join the remainder of itself, only to begin the cycle from ocean to vapor to rain, from the aloneness of a dewdrop to return to its ocean once again.
Not created. Not destroyed. Always moving, eluding name and place, water finds its home.
© 2021 by Michael C. Just
Mike’s novel, The Dirt: The Journey of a Mystic Cowboy, is available in softcover or eBook formats through Amazon.
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Mike’s other titles, including The Crippy, The Mind Altar, and Canyon Calls, are available through Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002
Two of his short stories have recently been published online. The Obligate Carnivore has been published by the Scarlet Leaf Review @ Category: MICHAEL JUST – SCARLET LEAF REVIEW
I See You, Too has been published by the 96th of October @ I See You, Too – 96th of October