Her Strength

She stands in front of the waves
   won’t dive under them
   won’t dive over them
Our bodies touch all night
She refuses to dive under or over
Tone deaf to the diplomacies
   the dishonesties of the human interactive
They knock her down
Defiant through pain
Wild and gentle with each other all night
In this weakness is her strength
Fight beyond all sense
They knock her down
   or complaint
Heavenly fight
   Fiery clouds
Cuddle together all night
   so warm
For the Roman soldiers
the difference between the real fight and their exercises
   the real fight and their practices
is the effusion of blood on the floor

-September 13, 2009-