Dolphin Dreams
by
Vi Jones

Slicing through the water like a sharpened knife,
My legs clasped around your smooth and graceful belly,
Arms, forward of your dorsal fin.
Lovers in these restless waters,
Moving in graceful unison.
We feel the power of the ocean,
I feel the power of you.

I am naked, as are you, as nature intended us to be.
You are suited to spend your life
Forever swimming these salty seas.
We break the surface in a shower of sunlit jewels
And soar into an arc of perfect symmetry.
Then, like an arrow
We slice the surface with barely a ripple to mark our passage.
You dive, and I am with you.
You crest, and I am there.
We are lovers rising,
Aiming for the sun,
But, returning, as you must, to inner space.
We skim the surface,
Playful now,
Speeding toward the shore
Where you gently lay me down
On a warm and sandy beach.
"Don't go," I cry,
As you swiftly swim away.
I want to stay with you forever,
Be your mate,
Share your aquatic realm.
But, you are gone and I am left
Tethered to the land,
But hoping,
Always hoping,
That someday you will return
To take me with you,
To live forever
In your ever changing,
Restless, palace of the deep.

Vi Jones (c)2001