“Another Water”

Another Water

Could stop one as if with a kiss
Said you’d seen your heart like ice— 
I'd found it like sweet ice, essentially fruit, 
melting into renewed 
strength. I’ve thought of you 
as pure onyx, an emerald afire, 
glowing the whole sunset hour, 
cooling in the dark, inspired. I am listening 
to the ocean waves, eyes soft, almost closing, 
gazing downward, I wonder, 
What's this music I've heard before?
It is the lines you'd measured
the soft lapping of the sea 
and ocean wave cymbals
written into your line breaks
that I could still hear without you here.

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