Love is a Pearl
By Laura Schiller
My heart lay closed at the bottom of the ocean,
lost in the velvet silence of the deep.
Nothing but the reeds in hypnotic motion
and the corpses of ships lying twisted and broken
until a dream floated in,
becoming mine to keep.
Our love is a shining treasure within;
I guard it and tend it to make it glow bright.
Your waves of warmth wash over my skin
and I know it's time for new life to begin:
I open to you and reveal
our newborn light.