there goes sister sunlight

there goes sister sunlight
wildchild spinning deeper spells
making wine of chill blue air
kisses everywhere

eyes of lightflash darkness
flickering glistening green-veined gray
face all fringed with salt and sea
cheek so leopard-sleek

swim with me in bluedreams
to rhythmbeat of breath and limb
my secret saltblood lover-bride
we seabirds side by side

o there goes sister sunlight
so near so clear she rose she ran
red curtained in the silken sky
she passed me by

and who shall quarrel with her
not I earthbound in shadowcloud
here in the dark alone again
where nothing wild remained