© Jacqueline Gawler

(from the album Ambrosia)

Ocean blue clean sheet sand feet blue sky blue eyes voice floats men gloat fishing boat bloated goat mountain range sheer cliff sand drift sweat bead glisten skin tanning fanning spanning fingers trickle toes ripe mangoes scavenge crows heaving humid heated breaths in Kathakali tourist shows…

Take me to
ocean blue clean sheet sand sky
open up my eyes and feel this sea shift
and the water glisten on her skin
take me in, take me in