Across The River

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Footprint

Artist: Tom Thompson
Born: Aug 05, 1877 · Claremont, Canada
Died: Jul 08, 1917 · Canoe Lake, Canada


I don’t want to leave a footprint or two

hardened in the mud by time.


I want to leave a forest full


poisonous plants with shiny berries and fragrant flowers

trees with skeletal limbs wrapped in pine needles and frost

packs of wolves with yellow and orange eyes

and birds that circle the sky after the Sun has died

across the river in Duat

where everyone will know my name.

2 thoughts on “Across The River

  1. Wow Anita,
    I am in
    the primordial chaos
    knowing the Sun
    battle to rise
    I am ready
    to call
    your name
    from a
    river of fire.
    Thanks for joining in with and evocative and powerful post <3

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