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We Are Water

In by Chris on September 27, 2010 at 12:06 am

After two weeks of illness, in which his body violently tried to cleanse itself of all of the accumulated toxins in his veins, reservoirs, and corridors, he pulled himself into the foothills, following the river that ran silently through his town. For two days he limped upstream, clutching his sides.

He came into a glacial basin. Forested hillsides curved up and away until only rock remained, patched with packs of snow. On high, the frozen water waited to wash like clear medicine through the human world. He drank deeply from the stream, and his body began to balance itself again.

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