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Anger River


Old Stone Fort (Manchester, TN)

Anger River is sourced
from three primary tributaries:
plans gone awry,
predictability thrown out the window,
and control dismantled.

It doesn't matter whether
these creeks flow
through the mirror or
the magnifying glass,
the outcome is the same:

a raging torrent sweeping away
all hope of mercy, forgiveness,
and especially, love.

Sometimes, you just need
to struggle to the shore,
sit in the sun until
your clothes are dry,
and choose to wade
into another creek.

© 2017 Todd Jenkins

2 responses

  1. Oh, yes, yes, yes! Unfortunately I cannot forward this to everyone for whom it would be wonderful so I will just have to read it for myself.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 12, 2017 at 8:11 am

    • LOL! Maybe you could print copies and mail them anonymously, or we could form an exchange and send them anonymously on each other’s behalf, “FWD – Someone you know thought you ought to read this.”
      Nothing like a little passive aggressive treachery to keep the river flowing, right? 🙂


      January 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm

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