oh gracefully thoughtful
everything guardian

i am bathed in the light
pouring from your
celestial pitcher

of endlessness
softening my
barnacled hull

until it melts again
into living flesh

an iridescent
permeable membrane
your light becomes a stream

and i am swimming
in the universe
slippery, slidey

wet and shiny
drinking it all in
through my new skin

i drift to a lull in
the current
where stillness breathes

blossoming me
into a gentle lotus song
i recognise

it's you, oh maiden glowing!
did you pour your own
radiant self down

into delicate
petaled softness
just to open me?

© 1993 Liesl Lee


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