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mikveh

"mikveh" - 7/18/10

resting my head against your chest
my whole being feels relieved
imagining this is how the tide must feel
each day rolls in and is once again
reunited with the land

the impossible happens all the time
yet still, somehow faithlessness is epidemic
in your arms, spools of shame
unravel into scarlet scarves
and nakedness becomes subjective

anemone lungs fill with trust
and traif-less tattoos subtitle
past lives on lipstick-stained skin
my breath craving your kisses
your courage vine-climbing

ivy snakes its way Dionysian
up this lattice of reckless
blissful elixir of discovery
resting my head against your chest

my whole being feels relieved.