river goddess 

river goddess

she steps through water ankle high

even on earth she walks as if in slow motion

as if she was pulling her feet through water

she stands on cool smooth stones

she can see through infinity 

she can stop time

she can see what was

river goddess

she is not always seen

she is heard

she likes caves

and dips in the land

she will cut through a forest

and break up ice 

cracking 

echoing back into itself

with a touch of her hand

pieces 

shards of broken glass ice

carried through land

down mountains

piercing through the greatest rocks

and down down down

falling off the longest cliffs 

highest cliffs

water suspended in air

and into pools below

water is her home

water gives life

she is the guardian

and her steps move the greatest of barriers