Always Ever Now

Always, ever now
the waters
will redeem this light
with kisses

Always, ever now
over the backs of black feathers
an air will glide
its eventful solicitations
to a gentler deepening

Already, the gift presents
only a promise of presence for those
whose senses swim willing
in ever now

And love
is wherever those bodies
to bond in belief

to make the elements


© J. Celan Smith