Night Lake


When I went under  Night lake
I trusted
that the air
was where I left it
that you still lay sleeping
beyond the bank.

I couldn’t be safe
alone and naked
in the dark
before tonight.

Still, I went deeper
and my lucky soul swam
beyond the shallows—
that forest
 a solitude
I could not shake off.

But your warmth
I still craved
your calm surface
still tempting me
to dive in.







One Response to Night Lake

  1. Ceci Zuniga says:

    Beautiful, James. You have a gift. I’m glad you are sharing it… Thank you.

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