Beside Maa Ganga (Pt.1)

We fell from the shadows

the winds blew south

flowing along the river like souls

continual, eternal and free


I stopped to watch her smile

the beauty did light my day

we shared a knowing glance

a moment so fragile it awoke my senses


I stopped to watch a swaying tree

the wind did take its branches

I sat beneath its falling leaves

on earth so cold and raw


The sky began to open

a light, a beam, shone through

the grey became illuminated

behind the silhouette of mountain peaks


I fell amidst the wonder

crawled to the naked rock

pressed my head against it

and cried with joy for life


Rishikesh, India // 12”02”15

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