Crow’s Nest

The veiled moon threw me a silver button
& like a firefly the button lit the way
to your nest—

your deep-sea oyster shell
waiting for my pearl

your own footprint
in the sand calling
for me to burrow

Walk me deeper
into your chest.

your hand holding me
like a cocoon

Don’t let go until
you are the other half
of my wings.

Breathe your Delphi mist into all my cells.

Anoint me
with the dew of your slopes & gaps.

Together we are one altar.

The button is the silver nugget inside
our blessing bell.