Poetry Drawer: There is a River by Raine Geoghegan

River Itchen

There is a river
running between us,

wide and deep.
It is dark when I look into it,

like your face.
I long to jump in,

swim across
to where you are

stand dripping before you,
but the current is strong

the rocks jagged,
I want to look into your eyes,

trace the light in them
but my feet are stuck in mud

Here on the riverbank
my legs won’t move.

My words are stones

sinking to the bottom of the river

Picture: http://learning.southdowns.gov.uk

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