The constant lovemaking between
sky and earth occurs everywhere.
On mountain peaks,
Earth eagerly thrusts itself up towards Sky.
In low valleys,
Sky drops down to Earth.
Wherever there is surface,
the two meet to dance their dance.
Sometimes a fast tango.
Other times a still embrace.
I am always in this interplay.
I walk amidst this constant kiss.
With each step, I feel their thrill,
their devotion, their love.
Remembering that I am their child.
My body is made of Earth.
With each breath, I take in Sky.
Sky in my mouth, sky in my lungs,
sky in my blood, sky in my cells.
Their eternal lovemaking continues
inside of me.
Tara Rose lives in Cape Town. She lives and breathes poetry. She uses words to explore her inner and outer worlds.