I am red-lipped
and you are naked and submerged.
My hair is sun soaked and dusk stained
brown lit to red like flame
and you are beautiful like a punch to the gut.
I am bent over,
Beautiful like drowning
(how do you breathe down there, my nereid?
I struggle not to drown in the air
You stare starfish eyed
and I want to curl my tongue around your teeth
taste your insides
like glass and sand,
But would you have me?
I am fierce but shysoft
witch queen and fey
and you are gold in the waves,
I am wind coarse; touched only by star
and the wild.
When we kiss my lips shatter like bleeding glass
and I lick the drops that stain your chin.