I was paralyzed for an eternity
It’s hard work, being willfully clever
The unseen figures from the waterfall’s peak
Demanding to know life’s meaning
Hurtled rocks in the meantime
Just on the other side of the gently cascading curtain of water
But looking at your serene face
Was all I needed
In a moment my mind was free
…as a bird
What bird?
A swan
Instantly the lullaby melody soundtracks my bliss
I never felt myself so graceful
I scream it back at the boulder-chucking assholes
Your laugh, rich and shuddering
Not to be given away easily
Is quite the reward