The water molecules seem to suspend in mid-air for an extra second,
I can almost separate them,
see each droplet as they
fall to become one again.
a crab off to my left
birds hover on past
slowly opening their wing span
to slow them down enough to land.
There’s a stillness to me
one I haven’t felt in a long while,
My mind is not.
i have mindlessness.
I’m seeing only with my heart
watching with my eyes
smelling the ocean with my nostrils
and feeling the rock with my feet.
It’s no different to my own organs
and the water that inhabits
This is how I always want to feel.
a calm love
a peaceful acknowledgement that
I am the universe
and the universe is me.
Every blade of grass,
Each bird a miracle.
Each stroke of freestyle an expression of a body
yet one with the water I so deftly move through.
love fills my soul,
I feel it’s caress on my cheek,
hear the whispers that I not alone in this world.
That I am in love
I am love
it’s beautiful, and I lack for nothing.
I left it all on the dancefloor
and took in more than I needed
to keep smiling.
It filled me up, and what was left over
poured out of my smile,
the kindness of my touch towards you.
I felt it returned,
in your words
your eyes that say
“you are beautiful, even your shadow”
I am in love,
I am love