We joined hands

And oceans spilled out of the gaps

We laughed and bathed

And washed lands off our naked backs

I swallowed the winds of the world

When my mouth was upon yours

And you set them free with your sighs

Rivers sprang where out feet struck the dirt

And birds borrowed our quietest songs

You braided my hair and I shook yours loose

Forests sprouted from where your stray tresses fell

And when we made love

The sun burnt away to softer nights

They pierce us into thoughts and stones

Lock us away in skewed words

And call us gods

When we are prisoners

There is no part left uncorrupted

Save the memories

Of when we ran raw in the wake of our birth

Cursed we are, immortals.