Catherine's Poem for Vincent

(from the in-progress story, Iron Behind the Velvet

       originally published as part of the WFOL 2009 Treasure Hunt)

You create me
in your arms

Ancient, fire-born of the earth,
you fold around me
enclose me
unify me

I am a crystal lake cradled here
Your pulse feeds the stream of me and
I reflect your cloudlessness
and the blue of heaven’s tint
And every peak and valley of yours is mine
and any fierce sweep of wind
The ripple and stir of me is your doing

We are limitless