LIFE/DEATH/LIFE

silver mirror ripples above

dark shape at the corner of my world

from beneath the waves

a haunting tune wheedles its way

into the depths

 

the tide moves us

back and forth, back and forth

 

the hook grabs on

to some notch in my ribcage

chest forward, head back

you pull me to the surface

 

my bones clatter together

nothing between them

 

your eyes widen

you try to cut the string

when you can’t, you take me home

 

the tide moves us

back and forth, back and forth

 

eyes close as your head hits the pillow

 

my bones clatter together

nothing between them

 

I move forward

I drink your breath like the ocean

when you wake, I will be whole

 

the tide moves us

back and forth, back and forth

 

in the morning light we find

our skin salty and soft to the touch

there is so much of you in me

and me in you, no longer do my

 

bones clatter together

nothing between them

 

silver mirrors in our eyes

reflecting the dark and the light

you breathe, I breathe

we return to the waves once again

everything between us