Years ago,
after the moment passed, one of those
life changing decisions that, somewhere inside,
I know altered my chemistry, my core and will
reside with me the rest of this life, and each that may follow,
I said to myself, years from now, will I forgive, regret, or forget?

Now I am here today, looking back on 40 years
it took to arrive and I run across the river flowing swift,
I climb the rocks from the shoreline, and I stop at the bridge.

Years from now will I still be standing here again
running circles always coming back to the same place

or will I finally make it across to the other side,
to whatever is waiting?

bridge path straight wooden
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Deep into the frozen land we venture.

Holding hands with no words spoken.

Miles away mountain shadows grow as the sun appears.

Like old film stuttering and jumping we desperately hold to this place to this moment.

Fading between gusts of wind we taste the other side the other world the other dimension some might say.

Existing between worlds we see what will come or what has passed.

 

Copyright 2013 (c) William Ricci

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves
  12. Ravaged
  13. Clearing

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From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves
  12. Ravaged

wild-river-2008-02-14-044

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves

wild-river-2008-02-14-044

The biting cold of wind
carrying water off the lake.

A sun rising behind the grey
storm clouds still in the distance.

Ice encased tree
on the rocky point.

Frozen mist carried along
the surface.

Berries cling to barren branches
providing food to robin and chickadee.

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From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life

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