Light © Richard Jeffrey Newman

This poem was originally published by Cavankerry Press in the book “The Silence of Men”, Poems by Richard Jeffrey Newman.

Light

© Richard Jeffrey Newman

In the dream, my life was smoke: I couldn’t breathe.
So I ran, unwrap­ping myself down the beach
till your skin, the ocean, lapped at my knees.
I dove in. Your voice was a cur­rent,
a melody gath­er­ing words to itself
for us to sing, and we sang them,
and they swirled around us, iri­des­cent fish
bring­ing light to the world you were for me;

and then I was water, a river
wash­ing the night from your flesh,
and I cra­dled your body ris­ing in me
till you were clean, glow­ing,
and when you sur­faced, glis­ten­ing,
there was not an inch of you I didn’t cling to.

Source: http://www.lovelifepoems.net/love-poem/light-by-richard-jeffrey-newman

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