Water Falling Through the Cage of a Dove

I invoke the spirits of the wild seas
and all the forces of uneasy heavens,
please shatter within me every illusion,
freedom from every lie I’ve told before
who falsifies the ebb and flow of being;

set me free to discover oceans profound
that my beloved might still recognize me
and not appear in false posture as before;
a form that cannot ever contain this love
water falling through the cage of a dove

in the middle of a salty ocean I thirst
for love that teaches how living is first
how to ride with the whales in the waves
laughing as the sun retires from my days
making way for the deathly light of moon

O give me courage to be born until I die
allow me to see heaven open his wide eyes
for I have seen him before in ancient dreams
we’ve made love as one in the astrals unseen
far from home, far from what’s earthly been

Eternal Flame in Sea

there is not a tear that you shed that does not also fall upon my cheek
shadows that grow before me are rooted in the sunshine that you seek
do not fear your droning pain that transpires beneath the day’s light
for all that is dark will quickly scurry away into sorry hate and spite
where no fish can swim, where no bird may fly, no heart remaining thrive
O it was your heart I saw it first in song and then beneath the starry sky
even before you I saw its beauty and I also saw sad pools drown your eyes
where I was impelled to alight drops of Hope confounding water’s lies
for I know your oceans in the hundred times they nearly drowned me,
yet you fail to see me, eternal flame burning beneath your billowing sea

universe of the moon

we spend such time and money
trying to make our life work
for ourselves, for those we love,
doesn’t matter if we are worn
doesn’t matter if we are ragged
we say the work is hard and long
and the goal makes pain worth it

but then something strange occurs
when you hear a wild river’s voice
water that flows as the wind blows
songs who soothe your monkey mind
a submission into love and smiles
red stars melting into pink moon
you remember how to feel the soul

we spend so much time and money
trying to buy the bliss of oceans
yet free is the rain-full bottles,
doors opening into infinite rooms,
hearts overflowing geometric shapes
you are the universe of the moon
treasures deep and manifold magic

i will always be here for you
for i have loved you for eternity
and as the snow comes and goes,
as sun rises and leaves the body,
i will be floating in this ocean
breathing in your light upon me
suspending in cold liquid surface