I am ocean bound
all waves and deep blue darkness
tugging at my feet in foamy wonder
I was once young and like a mermaid
all beauty and tail.
Dancing in white for a boy named Scott
on the beaches of nakedness
in heart and soul
younger feet that will step on sea glass and shine her toenails in the sand
I will dance
no thought beyond the breeze and the boy and the music that he will play from his fluted lips that will call my name
Magic and cold nights and firelight and spinning girls who will fall against the sand, dizzy and hopeful for his smile.
His shared warmth will cover me with memories
that have lasted a lifetime when I allow the breeze to caress this wrinkled cheek.
I can dance in white cotton now beside a man I call home for twenty years
The pull of the moon and high tides are hidden beneath my slowly aging heart
I long to quicken my steps
and fall down on my knees
dancing white on the shore
I turn to see the man I call home
chasing sea turtles and laughing and blowing me kisses
My mouth is full of love and wishes
He will nourish himself in those moments
For a moment that young girl
all beauty and future
will shine from my heart and into my eyes.
Dancing in the light
Dancing in white