Does a river by Anne Archer

Poem title: Does a river
Poet name: Anne Archer
Poem: Does a river have a home? A place
where direction is a swirling eddy?

Oh my heart, be open,
generous, touch the edge

of something deeper, the memory
of a current washing over you,

like the child who knows
the tickle, thrill of long grass

or cartwheeling through a sprinkler,
thirsty for love or comfort,

hope, some delight.
End of poem.
Credits and bio: Copyright © Anne Archer
This poem is part of a collaboration with Montreal poet, Maria Gacesa, called SUITE: RIVER, a collaboration inspired by the solo piano works of Canadian composer, Ann Southam. 
Anne Archer (aka Archer Lundy) is a musician and poet who lives on unceded Algonquin Territory near Sharbot Lake, Ontario.  She is the author of two chapbooks: ICH HEISSE CLARA (Alien Buddha Press, 2021) and FROM THE FRONTENACS (Woodpecker Lane Press, 2022).  Her recent poems appear in Yolk, Poetry Pause, The Wise Owl, The Raven’s Perch, Sledgehammer Lit, The Fiery Scribe Review, and In The Mood Magazine, and are forthcoming from Pinhole, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Devour.