It’s like swimming in the ocean,
where the tides course through
and around your skin,
lifting and carrying you
from one end of night to the next.
Waves wrap around the torso,
lifting the chest, caressing thighs.
Currents spin the mind
and you close your eyes.
A touch from a ripple
lingers at the circle on your hand
where you accepted this life’s union,
even while fear remained
embraced in your heart.
Then came the time
when you let go of fear
and dove into the enraptured motions.
Promises proclaimed to God
and agreed upon
are exalted by the single rhythm
of two hearts undulating
with the pitch and swell of the sea.