March 2002

A Place to Drown

Peaceful pools, as deep as a lifetime
Fluttering foliage, filled with persuasion
Shimmering shields, accented with colour
Yet sharper than scalpels, incisive and keen
Taking life's treasures, absorbing its glory
Stealing the splendours in briefest of moments
Masking a mystery, luring the curious
Yet fickle and flippant, exposing the heart