Random Poems

Birth Pool

A dark pool, gloomy and grave
Nothing seen in its brown depths
Rocks or creatures hidden
Around it mountains loom

But on a hot day I lower into its coldness
Feet slip on slimy rocks
Buffett submerged stones and gasp
At the cold, enveloping darkness

Then understanding its boulders
Feeling the pebbled shores
I slide in its slickness through luxurious waters
Know on naked skin: perfection

Together we share the dark pool
Skin slides pass skin.
As we dance in the cool darkness
We create another memory of love

This, of course, is a baptism
A baptism in the dark earth’s waters
Something began here and something ended
Here is the possibility of a new body birthing