I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I could teach my feet to fly
~”I Wish I Had a River” – Joni Mitchell
Escape becomes the journey,
minds ever-yearning to be free.
It’s easy to see solutions
when far and away they lay,
and the day we get our way will stay
in memory, burnt and charred.
It’s in the cards offering a chance to take off,
a chance to handle any dance
that moves your feet nearer to where
thoughts are clearer and hearts
are strong enough to stay grounded.
You’d wish rivers could carry your feet
to places where faces and races
hold no sway, you could surely skate all day;
but mercury shoes never take flight,
and light strides hide your tracks.
You’ll be back when the river flows.
You’ll wish it would bring you home!
© Walter J Wojtanik – 2016