Post date: May 20, 2009 4:54:32 PM

Along the slender

valley of her torso

a riverbed

runs its course

and brooks

into her belly.

Skimming her face

like a sun-dappled lake

waves of hair


down dangerous

steeps of shoulders.

I lay my head

along her shores

handling smooth

pebbles in her river

and never

skipping them.