return on investment….

return on investment

this time of year
the river moves slow
under the burden
of summer’s sun
sometimes
it barely moves
at all
like it’s
contemplating
human cruelty
wondering how god
could have ever entrusted
the evilest of beast
with the care
of the garden
it wasn’t surprised
when man
and his mate
were exiled
into the wilderness
rivers always seem
to be the first
to feel the poisons
of man’s doings
since
men always
want to wash
their hands
of
one thing
or
another
it was a river
that first tasted
the salt from sodom and gomorrah
as the rain washed it
to its sandy shores
and
it was a river
that carried the blood
of innocent souls
out to sea
as battles raged
around the world
and
on city streets
when
one human
took another human’s life
out of rage
or
as a calculated act
of terror
oh
the river
has even tasted
the industrial waste
of greed
and
washed away
the sins
of believers
as well as
non believers
submerged
for political reasons
yes
the river
has seen
as much
as god
but
has been
less
vested
in
humans

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