one breath   one night   one chanted prayer

one’s sweat in rivulets   ravines of pleasure

one’s satin skin under the velvet cloak of night

one’s tenderness   one’s cascade

one’s back convulsed   one’s muscles

muscles that compete with what one’s mind started

and body always wins

’cause I’m yours and you are mine

one river flows into the sea   one moan

one hope   one sorrow   one ecstasy

one breath   one kiss   one bliss

suffused   submerged and afterwards is silent

emptied   to resurrect again

once  once   once