River of Darkness
Flowing backwards through time,
into the past, is this river.
It is dark overhead, like an impending storm.
Recalling the things long over and done, the sky is
purple and pink overhead, as if in repentance and remorse.
Some areas we see are lightened in spots by a dubious visibility.
There is much fear, uncertainty, and betrayal.
Whatever is done, is motivated solely by survival needs.
This river reaches to the ends of the earth.
Writing by Regina Stemberger