On Being Understood

By Beth Matheson

My thoughts 

can run like a waterfall 

leave people stunned and spluttering 

while I sweep by unchanged 

But you 

run along with me 

push over my banks 

leap laughing from the heights 

unafraid of rush and weight 

and together 

we carve rivers

Beth Matheson has been shaped by life in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. She currently serves as a writer with Wycliffe USA.

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