I like this one very much! It feels honest--as a River of Truth should feel!
I really like this poem. I like the way it begins and ends with the same words...poem goes full circle. I especially like the lines 'polishes me naked to stone, to bone.'
Wow. I have read this several times to soak it in. Yes! Poems do change me..those I read and those I write. Love the way you state it..hits hard and true.Great poem!