Northridge Review, Vol. 6.2 (1988)

Patti Scheibel

There is green peaceful water
With fish drifting in and out
Under the cover of anonymity.

Dive in with me
So deep and dirty no one can see.

There are places where creatures with eyes
Bugged out and paler than white
Where no voices can be heard.

Dive in with me
Let me wrap you in a watery body
And breathe away your boundaries
Until everything is fluid and giving.

There is a death like rain,
Redemption without pain,
Thornless and soft,
A passion too dark to be seen,
Too gentle for the air.

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