In the place where the rivers of duality meet

lives the silent promise of death’s white fire

dancing in constant offering -

inviting us to fall apart

to break all bones, to cease control

burning in constant delight -

offering a gentle kiss

to break us open, to make us die

And

in the space

between one breath and another

there is the place

in which

the rivers

meet.

El Río

Aquarelle Painting, 57 x 32 cm

© 2020 Stella Ismene