The Sea

My love is at the sea
And eyes see, sand lies
Below, beyond and light
Plays across dunes, down
Where my heart lies

And beneath, miles, are there
Bones, burnt, buried? Of love
Lost, forgotten and untold
Or is below the things interred
But dust, crust, unlearned?

But the sands understand
My predicament as my feet
Feel heat, a fire of sun and
Stone, beat upon my fragile
Skin, thin and wan

Dig your toes in and cool
Like I, stay clothed and covered
Lest you learn that hot I burn
On the outside, but cool
Within, and stone I am.

But oh, if your wish
Is to unveil then prepare
For burn you I will unless
You dig in deep and warm
My coldness inside.

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