I am not chained to shore
but floating free on your surface,
tethered by your tide,
the sun licking my face,
the salt buoying me up
with the swell of your laughter.

I am a gull
hanging on your thermals,
high as a kite.
I am dissolving in you today
and will go which way
your wind blows.

I am clean with you,
stripped to bone and soul,
dripping with your delight.
You are so full
I might burst.

Lick me earthbound,
snuggle me soft as a puppy
asleep on your milk.