Your face is calm… like butterflies resting
And waves in the sea that have not yet formed
You have the kind of face that shines like smooth cliffs above water, reassuring fish that land is there
Your eyes are sure, so I am sure
Your hands on my waist remind me that my feet are touching earth
And there is a sky.
But your mouth opens to me and all the world changes…
The way things change in dreams, colors melting all life together
And your mouth is dangerous
It decides whether I live or die
Whether love is solid rock or crumbling sand
And I tremble at the thought of this power you suddenly have
When a moment ago
You were butterflies resting.
Copyright March 13, 2005