will there be an ocean
i think that was my first question
i thought about the possibility of floating out to sea
a fitting poetic lurch amung the waves
before sliding soundlessly under your raft
what would you think of that?
so then no water except a clear blue pool
takes the sport out of it, i have to say
and the rollercoasters too...
how you held my hand on the drop down
and as the ride malfunctioned
you turned to me with such cheer to say
'this must be the terror part'
and how we laughed into Death's grin
i could think of less pleasant ways to die, my love,
than with your hand in mine
one hasn't lived until they felt
the cool steel muzzle at the base of thier skull
there, my love, there,
in that hollow just above the spine
caress me there with your palm
the bullets never were found
there were five of them
and my mother liked him very much
i did not know serenity before i knew you
you think i need to get away to find it?
i tell you, dear, i am relaxed as a cat on the windowsill in the sun
wherever you are, there is my vacation.