we are invincible

through lovers fires fights all breeds of calamity

let our love stand constant.

We lie side-at-side,

permeated with the platonic ideal

even as the sea swallows a sponge:

no part left untouched.

Even at a distance fibrous energies intertwine

combine

forming fine crystalline

tines

that jab the mutual soul as we jostle and vie.

Still we lie

in our everlasting bower of

resonant familiarity

(without a breath of contempt),

growing wide and wild with the passage of time

until the very atoms split and recombine

past my night and your day—

ever expanding bloodbursts of love.