– Rising  Steam –


I picture her lying full length in the tub her

body submerged, head resting back,

hair splayed around flushed cheeks, eyes half closed,

thinking about the passion of life, the

warm new knowledge within,

the latent past reborn …..


Steam wraps around then

curls itself into her mind

drawing her into a dream world of

billowing sea grass beneath a warm sea

where she finds herself bathing in a smaller space

with grooved, wooden walls,  her

body half submerged, head resting back,

eyes half open in warm bliss listening to

sensuous fantasy tales, stories of remembered dreams,

exotic worlds and visions.


Warm thoughts rise from within;

words curl about, wash over and cling to her like

rising steam from a warm bath while lying

fully reclined.