it is not a secret, she whispers
where are you?
I hear you speak but I cannot see you
how do I find you in this darkness?
there is no space between us, me love
but are there not dangers?
might we not be
handed off in darkness to
mysterious rivers that
carry us in, carry us out?
be not afraid, create
fold upon fold
petal upon petal
leaf upon leaf
growing in, growing out

the changing tides
each changing each changing each
moving in, moving out
I see,
today becomes tomorrow
revealing the moments
in each other’s arms
in each other’s love
flowing in, flowing out
creating tides that swell the universe
pulling us together, pulling us apart
there are no secrets, she whispers
holding me in her arms
breathing the words in, breathing the words out