Gulfoss (Iceland)


Thrilling through basalt rock
gushing from ice-sea to moss-lined ravine
virginal water once channeled now spreads
in a calm sheenflow
wide her sweep across stone
silk-lace in layers, her wedding dress
in white folds descending
sunbeams celebrate, capture her fall
rainbow crowning the reckless plunge
to the fall in chasms where jetsam gathers
organza ripped in the tide
sinking in stills like others before her
stifled in silt, drowning in darkness
and more falling after her
falling, falling.