“Swim,” I said, “Come swim with me!”
Soon tide shifts from dark to light.
We float adrift in some vast sea
Where forms are hazy, lost from sight.
Here we dwell where even stars
In their nature are not bright
Seen through remnants of desire
Present only through some sense
Drawn from nights we spent with fire.
Time is done, this space untethered, so immense.
The forms of day can only catch us
By setting subtle traps of pretence.
“Swim,” I said, “Come swim with me”
The passage through from night to night
Is sought in dream and memory.
Nothing hold us from our flight
Through dim, cool tunnels drawn by tide
Concealed from senses smell and sight
Discovered only when we slide
Through some great hole unknown by mind
That travels inside to inside.
Here where we drift, we’re far from blind
This nothing is where sight begins
Here exists the unconfined.
Swim with me. “Come swim with me!”
Dark is drifting into light
Let us surface from this sea
Yet hold the vastness of this night.
Let us slip the reins of earth
That grasp and clutch to hold us tight.
Swim the swelling of that well
And in the silence calm and deep
Float where only being dwells.