Love is a Pearl

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.