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The water is perfect;
a cool whisper on our skin
like the gentlest caress from an autumn breeze.
Listen to the birds raising the sun
with hymns from their cardinal throats
then you ask me to outdo them,
sing my love for you to the trees
send your name rippling to the far shore
as you draw me close
to the place where I melt
and become you.
Uphold my liquid form with skin warm
your hands butress my back while you bolt me
and make of me a rustless nut.
Reflected shimmer in your eyes
plead mine to open and witness your drowning,
heat explosive. My cry silences beaks,
reverential as we pledge together
with mingled breath and soft hands
then you giggle me with a diamond cascade
send me shrieking into deeper water,
colder, ducking under to avoid another shower,
laughter resounding amid the morning chatter.
And later, chilled and basking on pebbles
skin indenting, air dried and breeze brushed,
the hush deepens, heralding done.
By agreement mutual and silent, instinctive
we dress and take leave of the lucent lake
casting a last glance at the mirror
reflecting nothing now of our revelry,
the moment swallowed like a smile to memory.