Love is the Guide
Love is the guide that takes us
Deep beneath uncharted seas
Past the white skeletons of coral
Past the sunken Clipper ships
With their holds of briny treasures
Beyond the penetrance of light
Where the only non darkness
Emits from the bioluminescence
Of undulating alien creatures
Stay right here, love instructs us,
I’ll bring oxygen and masks.
And we do. We like it here
We like this sinking feeling
Of a world pressed tightly against us
A pressure that could crush us.
Love always looks back once
On its way back to the surface
And smiles at our trusting faces
As we exhale the last bubbled
Burst of air left in our lungs
This is the point where doubt creeps in.
Was it love that brought us here?
Or a crinkled smile, or your eyes, or your lips?
Many falter here and simply drown
While others discover
They were always fish