Your skin –
Brown, brown like the soil of the earth
Rich and fertile; stretched taut over strong muscle weaved together
Epitome of support and stability, embodiment of strength,
The very essence of life itself.
Your soul as ancient and old as the soul of the earth
The wisdom of a million years…
Your secrets buried deep in your skin
Your beautiful scars, each with a legend of its own
Your dark skin, like the earth; my life-giver.
Your skin lays against mine;
Translucent like starlight
White as the moon in the dark night
Fair, fair, as the fair clouds in blue deep
Liquid and flowing like the foam spray on sea
Soft, innocent as a shy lily bud
Fragile and delicate; but free as the air
Pale white and sublime, I teach you life without care.
You are permanent.
I am ever-changing.
You are constant.
I am dynamic.
You are resolute.
I am free-spirited.
You are practical.
I am spontaneous.
You are grounded.
I am versatile.
You build and create.
I give life.
We reach out to touch each other, to teach each other
The inches between us like miles of hollow space
I reach out to touch your face
Bracing for the shattering impact
We embrace each other at arm’s length –
Distance makes the heart grow closer.
You look away; and turn to look at me again
Pushing past all our boundaries, breaking through the last impossible barriers
Stars in our eyes,
Hearts beat rapidly.
My hand in yours is milky dew fresh on wet, fragrant earth…
The patient wait of an eternity is in one moment captured,
Erased is our past, behold the future..?
For one moment, our lips touch
For one moment –
So close, yet so far…
When we meet, the earth and sky greet –
For what is one without the other?