A Turn in the River

A Turn in the River
by Melanie Weldon-Soiset

We visit caverns, meadows and reefs after this—
a turn in the river that leads us to sleep.

The gates to these landscapes unlock behind
our eyelids; rest is the key that opens them.

These places mark their own music: a symphony
in rhythm with our rapid eye movement,

breath, and pulse. Can you hear the waves
from other voices, singing new galaxies?

From other voices singing new galaxies:
breath and pulse. Can you hear the waves

in rhythm with our rapid eye movement?
These places mark their own music, a symphony.

Our eyelids: rest is the key that opens them.
The gates to these landscapes unlock behind

a turn in the river that leads us to sleep.
We visit caverns, highlands and reefs after this.

 

 

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Melanie Weldon-Soiset’s poetry has appeared in Tipton Poetry Journal, Better Than Starbucks, Geez, Amethyst Review, and others. A 2021 New York Encounter poetry contest finalist, Melanie is a #ChurchToo survivor, and former pastor for foreigners in Shanghai. Find her online at melanieweldonsoiset.com, or on Twitter and Instagram @MelanieWelSoi.

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I'm a simple girl who loves words, God, my family and nature. It is my hope to inspire everyone, whether it's with a smile, encouraging words or just a listening ear.

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