River

After fifty years my heart and

the Snake River

overflow from

the greatest snowfall winter

ever.

Why can I not maintain

an engaged

and purposeful life

with continuity

with consistency?

Why am I now

overflowing with

harmful thought?

Am I like the river?

How can it be

that I am lost

and confused

in the winter

of my life?

How do I protect

family?

My precious

unparalleled

gifted beyond measure

now-grown

babies of and from

my body

and Spirit God.

Somewhere

some how

there is

an answer.