A twitter poem sequence
I thought I saw you smiling
in the deep water,
your eyes bright pearls of laughter.
I dived so deep
the night grew round me,
and moonlight barred my way.
I dived so deep,
but all I found was starlight
shining on fishscales.
I thought I found a perfect pearl
glowing in the sky
I plucked it from the night for you
but when I turned,
hands and eyes full of light,
you had gone,
and the dark was soft with owl’s wings.
I thought I heard your heart beat
amid the whispering of the rain,
but only the wind in the sedge replied,
Love dies, the stars remain.