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In Her: She Comes To Me As Water (fæðm)

by Richard Paez

In Her: She Comes To Me As Water (fæðm)

She comes to me as water,
outstretched arms,
flows:

flooding, unbounded surfaces
luminous, amaranthine,
her depths consuming –
a womb: fathoms, empyrean
eyes: she swells,
upsurge-rising; I

swim,
a little fish –
breathing her (by drowning in her),
unleashed in her
I can move
in all directions; I

swarm,
little plankton –
across her belly,
expanding (ever spreading),
never reaching
her horizon; her

endlessness becomes
my own; I
   breathe, I
      swarm, I
         swim, I

spread,
little algae –
)diffuse singularity(
current-caught and surface-spread
across her
(singular-totality):

{She gives birth to the sun: dawn
breaks across her belly and I
can see for the first time since I
came up for air since I came up
for air since I came up for air and}


She comes to me as water,
outstretched arms,
flows:

flooding within me, surrounds me
feeds me and swallows me –
I plumb her depths
and break her surfaces
by minutes and degrees
but she goes on –

and when her tide comes in,
the waves break, pull back
a smile cracks her face –
reflections, shadows burn there
so bright it hurts and I
dive I dive I dive


10/07/2009

Author's Note: for |M|

Posted on 10/07/2009
Copyright © 2019 Richard Paez

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by H.M Stevens on 10/09/09 at 03:10 AM

wow.

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