How can I poem you?
The entire universe knows itself
through the curl of your toes,
the effortless swing of your dance-flung arm,
carrying kismet on the soles of your feet
and in the bold laugh
quaking your smooth belly.
I’m inspired by how body does not restrain you
the enthralled discovery of your container temporary –
echoing against your flesh,
your spirit extending graceful
beyond your permeable borders
and how it shivers against mine.
As well I know
every particle is formed from love
your coalescence of being
remembers this simple truth;
it pours from you
and rushes beautiful
but palpable, transferrable.
So, like dance
telling stories through moment
I’ll write around you
hoping to conjure some secondhand sheen
in the wide of your bright eyes
and the true of your smile
as futile as calling a glass of water the ocean,
as drinking it anyway.