Pretend we’re together, you and I
by a fire lit with emeralds, topaz, rubies,
set in stone to embrace the hearth and pave
a warmer way beneath our soles.
Pretend we’re laughing by the pool,
splashing our faces with champagne-
sparkled water that cleanses and consoles.
Pretend we’re breathing in a vivid sunset
from the teasing tops of trees or dancing
in the ease of our own music.
Pretend we’re intimately occupied
with weaving words and arms and nests
as we beckon catbirds, cardinals, egrets,
osprey on a familiar note of names.
Pretend we’re playing hide-and-seek
in the fluorescent light of fireflies,
candlestalks, and a ripe, reflective moon.
Pretend we’re together, you and I –
completely fabricated, forever celebrated
by The One Most Higher than high.
Mary Harwell Sayler‘s bio:
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems in childhood but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry! Eventually she placed three dozen books in all genres including poetry and how-to books on poetry and writing. She also maintains the Poetry Editor blog and provides resources for poets and writers on her website. Recently she collected almost all of the prayers in the Bible from many English translations, paraphrased them into contemporary language, and published the Book of Bible Prayers. She then published the prayer book in the King James Version only, the Book of KJV Prayers.