river, part 2

i spent vast hours by the river
watching the current
and after few minutes i felt like i was part of it
taken along to places wide and unique
but i was always in the same place, sitting still, unmoved
how distant it felt yet close to home
i felt alone and yet that i belonged
i was different, everyone told me so
only the whispers shared in the absence of others
along the river they trailed
in the presence of nature and its beauty
the river knew me

© simon whittle — 19.0209