the ocean swallowed the red sun
whole. you and me tucked behind a blanket
this sandy realm gone twilight i feel
so small by the sea and it’s good
why had we not gone swimming?
had i forgot… in the body
the memory pulled me up
with a start. the mind
cannot fathom the sinister
When all the bridges have been burned and all congeniality has been lost, looking at the river you will not feel the same as before, wondering how to cross it alone, wandering, then discover you can swim if you start by floating on your back, belly up, staring up at the sky, even with horizon with the dying. You must continue on to farther shore, for there i await you, my child, with an oversized fluffy white towel the kind you find in only the finest hotels, to wrap around your dear self, and as you drip dry i will say nothing, just clasp my arms around your neck and lean into you so you can feel your strength and the beating of my heart with yours, in the valley, verdant of all that arise by the sun, solitary, captivated by the life.