“Manipulative - selfish - always out to prove you wrong. Your words were twisted into something unrecognizable that suited another's purpose. A hidden agenda that left you wondering if there was something wrong with you. There wasn’t. In the end, you embraced the strength of your resolve and accepted the limit of your patience. You saw the wasted space and you learned how to gracefully walk away.”
“You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.”