Dianne Borsenik at the Huron Boat Basin - 20 July 2008
Dianne Borsenik 20 July 2008 at the Huron Boat Basin
[photo by Jesus Crisis]


If it should rain
today, then walk
with me.  We’ll shed
our clothes and slip
between the trees,
hand in hand and
skin to skin, lost
in a landscape
of pagan green,
where thunder beats
its bodhran drum,
and silvered leaves
become a tambourine.

And if the sun
should shine today,
then dance with me.
We’ll bare our feet
and find the beat
within our hearts,
stand lip to lip
and speak in tongues,
two of a kind,
enraptured by
the blazing heat
that shapes our world,
our bodies intertwined.

And if the night
should start to fall
and stars appear,
then sleep with me.
We’ll wrap our arms
around the moon
and hug it close;
transcending time,

anointed by
the stuff of dreams,
the two of us
becoming one,
supernal where we lie.

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poem (c) 2008 by Dianne Borsenik
used with the poet’s permission
would appear in her chapbook HardDrive/SoftWear (2009, Crisis Chronicles Press)

find Dianne at www.dianneborsenik.com and www.nightballet.com

Dianne Borsenik will be a featured reader at:
Lix and Kix at the 806 Wine and Martini Bar in Tremont (Cleveland), Tues. 7 Oct. 2008 from 7 to 9 pm
Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry in Cleveland Heights, Wed. 8 October 2008 from 7 to 9 pm
The Poet’s Haven at Phoenix Coffee Co. in South Euclid, Ohio, Sat. 6 Dec. 2008 from 8 to 10 pm