What did she care about transgression
Silhouetted against the orange desert sun
When I threw myself upon her altar?
What was the demimonde of others
When my entire grand universe
Pulsated at the base of her throat?
When the ancient rites blew away maps
When the fiery Africa became a gray area
What did we care about death?
For each time a candle is lit
In the asylum of the cave
The swimmers are reborn.
Sasha A. Palmer
written for The Sunday Whirl