Rangi Lying Down
With Papatuanuku

We lie together
And your body touches
The rise of my hills
And your body touches
The darkness of my cave

We lie together
And my body touches
The lightness of your clouds
And my body touches
The whisper of your air

We lie together
And your fingers clasp
The warmth of my earth
And my fingers clasp
The nothing of your sky

We lie together
And your body
Enters mine
And my body
Receives yours

Paula Harris

Published in SPIN 26
November 1996
Published in Sweet Clarity
1996