I miss you even as you are with me
My body is your body
The Arabian Sea is a bowl of water brimming full
How far to Arabia, to Africa?
I flow in unrelenting currents towards you.
The substance of this Earth
Is the infinite shapes of water and light
Our love chases the other like two bright fish
Let the Fisherman catch us in his same net
Catch me with your flashing smile
Of mischief and lust
The tree of life enfolds me in the fruits
Born by your gentle steps through love and life
How far to travel and remain somehow
So near to where I began.
My morning shadow lies cool in sand
The sun falls broken by palms over wet leaves
A river of jazz and showers of spoons on cups
The giant world shrinks to the clarity of a moment
The precise character of colors and sounds
Though reality is never as apparent and penetrating as
In your full and naked embrace
There the light blinds and the dark the deepest
Every sense open and alive
the souls rise out of our every pore
to meet the other.