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Summer In Color

A young woman, my crush, walks barefoot.

We are in the woods behind the subdivision

we’re she’s lived for years, and I’ve just come to.

It the first warmth of spring, like the sun might stay,

and the flowers are budding, the grass sprouting,

and the leaves coming back, giving modesty to the trees.

She knows a secret place, on a trail she’s worn down

with her feet in hiking boots, or bare in sunny warmth,

the trail to her heart, still pure and free and so very wild.

Over a hill, and down into a grotto and a waterfall,

a deep bowl carved out by the endless waters,

a secret place to swim and baptize yourself in innocence.

She takes off her tank top and cut off shorts,

revealing the swimsuit she wears beneath.

It is blue and white, one piece, summer in color.

I take off my shirt, already wearing my trunks.

She takes my hand in hers and leads me to the water.

The sun is soft. The sky is blue. We are separate from the world.

Our breaths catch in the cold water, and we go under,

into the ancient waters, into the font of unspoiled time,

pure but with blood on it’s claws, free but sharp of tooth.

And we raise above and she is now a mermaid, a spirit

of the unfound places, the dream of which I run towards,

in the emptiness of my days, the darkness of my thoughts.

And she wraps her arms around me and we entwine,

and I stroke her cheek and we kiss, weightless and cold,

and the sun looks away in honor of the moment.

She carries me down to the endless waters,

the stars in the depths, the moon in her melancholy heart,

and this moment will make we with wonder and loss

forevermore. Forevermore.

The Fog Of Birth

The desert sky is filled with an angry couldron of storm clouds.
The hazy crimson sunset grows darker and thick as spilled blood.
She is the crystal blue pool, floating, as if about to be born again.
Amniotic fluid nurturing her in the coming night, death like, silent.
 The lightning cuts a vein across the black clouds, letting out the blood
of cold rain, falling down to earth, but shedding  it atones no one’s sins.
The warm water of the pool becomes cold as the frigid rain falls in.
She is shocked, awakened. The storm has come. Her wings have come.
 Naked, she rises up, walks on her own feet out of the water, no longer needed.
The rain steams on her hot skin, the mists of new spirits, the fog of birth.
Out of the pool and into the rain, the wings growing out of her skin, cutting peace.
Her eyes go black with all they see. The storm is here. Her wings have come.