Peal and Spark

Lay me down
on the riverbank.
Be my bed
and my body
on the bed.
Wash the camouflage
from my face and neck,
undo my corset.
See me, naked
unhidden. This flesh
has a voice. 
Talk with me
all night long.

I am here.
I am now. Come, 
flow through me. 
Take me
on a raucous romp
of awakening.
Turn me
upside down.
Shake the lies
from my ears
and loosen my grip
on the shards
and stones
I carry.

We are
a burning bell
that peals and sparks
for consummation,
communion,
ecstatic reunion,
all movement and breath,
light let loose in a body
divine and electric
changed by pleasure
not pressure.

The light is alive.
I will open my eyes
to let it in, my mouth
to let it out
if you will only
always
fill me up.


PoetryKate GodinKate Godin