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Lesvos Evening

balcony

trembles over lemon trees

a shawl of frankincense

pulled

from the ocean

liminal

breathing

citrus-scented evening

naked skin a

silk embrace

the hot touch of a

moonless, star-coded night

Aphrodite calls

these feet to walk the

cypress courtyard

pulsing heart-born rhythms

knees to earth

face to the heavens

heady incense of

night-defined sensation

clothed in lemon-heavy air

my lips breathe a prayer

to the cypress trees

a palm of olives

an offering

oh Aphrodite

here

tonight

I feel you

bless me with the water

of your love

© Helen 2020

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