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