This poem was born out of conversations with a friend about connection, sharing self, vulnerability, relationships, boundaries and more.
I believe our true feelings often remain unspoken; they flow like underground rivers that have deep impacts on the way we engage and bond or not with those who come and go in our lives.
Dedicated to those with the courage to let the floodgates open.
i am the river
© 2018 punkie
I experimented with shaping this poem in several ways. The shape I like most is the one above — I think it best reflects the content of the poem. I offer the shapes below in contrast, and as alternatives that might better fit others’ experiences. The words remain the same; only the shapes are different.