the river

she waded into the desert river
up to her ankles because she didn’t want to cause a ripple
up to her knees because the river was exciting and running so quickly
up to her waist because the river was cooling compared to the desert
up to her chest because she didn’t care what anyone said
over her head, she slipped on a rock and was never seen again

glb /// “the river”
originally published 02/12/2014

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