a simple song

his nightmare is thrashing in your arms
like a dying fish

you search for salt water

the place where your heart and his heart
rise and fall
with one wave

such a simple song

but he defines you as the crippled pier
the hook sting jellyfish
the hand that exposes him
to oxygen

so you wait in the scalded sand
for the tide to turn back
and lick the sweat from you toes

wendy shaffer

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