the pearl


River flow, fly, slide slowly down through the ancient rock and earth, wrapping around home and hearth with the gentle embrace of a mothering child. Beauty and fairness in her balanced hands, straddling a river of space and time and her.

Her hair is long and blonde and trails over sand and sea, from spring to delta, a river of hair to match the river of her, kissing up and down and all over in tenderness and comfort and love love love.

You are loved, she says to you. You are forgiven.

You wake up alone and crying.

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