Part I

Settle myself in

before this breeze

Settle myself in

to fit this ease

Settle myself in to meet

the margins of my skin–

my hide to meet

the water’s tide

baptizing as I breathe

Part II

Windows down…. sailing……

Just gonna pretend

that the wind

is your hands

lifting up

a lilting skirt up off my lap


Just gonna float

in the notion

that the westerly blushing sky…..


baptizing me in time