Ben River

The day begins in every wave,
In every smile, in every kind gesture,
In every joyful step into the light,

A memory I don’t want to remember
Flashes by and slinks back with a blink

It isn’t needed, it needn’t be pondered
Only a glitch, only a pang in the underbelly

The sky turns with every movement,
With all the bricks laid down in unison
Inside every flying lantern breeze

In every smile