By Jake Soyars, 7th Grade
Wick Juniors Writing Club
Kent, Ohio

Design by Rachel Slingluff 2016


Witness the river,
the way it whispers ancient words
spoken by slithering streams
and vast oceans.

Witness the loneliness of the river,
how it longs for you,
but can’t quite reach you.

Witness the strange power
flowing through you,
traveling slowly
and brushing against your ankles—
something you can only feel
if you witness the river.