Eyes roaming distant waters,” by Julia at Amanda’s place

Thursday August 9, 2018
Wandering At Oblique Creek
T’ao Ch’ien

we both belong to the salt bath healing
you and I both know it
the way we know the rub of a cricket’s chirp
the slow fade of a mosquito’s sting
the good bridge before the song changes key
we know how to put our skin far away
how to put the bon in voyage
how to ask for forgiveness

we both learned it in a book that repeats

in a child’s colouring pages

some times you take a lover from another continent

and you study the places they’ve used to hold their bookmarks