once this fell roaring from the mountains
violence in the shadowed vales
and the forests mist-shrouded
ever down through valleys
haunted by the passing
and come to air beyond the cliffs
with still so far to go
into mires and become deep
and still
and dark
flowing on the scale of lifetimes
gathering more souls
for the last crawl
when trees thin
grasses dance windblown
and a thing forgotten is

Photo by Adriel Kloppenburg on Unsplash

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