Lake-wet and found forgiving,
patch-work body and pasture-raised pleasure,
rolling in the grass and basking in
They were right, you are a fairy.
Water filled to the brim, may I drink from your fountain,
may I toss my pennies in,
and is a wish like a prayer,
or should I save my change for rain?
Filling puddles like copper lakes,
putting a snake in for Heaven's sake,
splitting my own rib and calling it mate.
When I first saw you it was just your reflection,
you caught my attention, doubling your beauty with your liquid presence.
I asked if I could come in and take a dip in your drip,
you nymphaeum of bliss,
and you said "Yes, yes but not yet.",
like the breath we share before a kiss,
like the moment before sunset,
like the bed unmade around our shapes,
like the ripples our forms in this pool radiate.
I must grow gills because you took the breath right out of my lungs.
Love me, Pisces, Venus smiles for us.
for my girlfriend