I taste sunshine
On my parched lips and
Heavy on my tongue; and
My heart flutters in my chest to the rhythm of
Some long forgotten song.
Tall grass cool against my skin
Caresses me, holding me
In the sweat of summer, and
Light bleeds through my eyelids, a soft orange
Flooding my world with warmth.
The air is thick with the scents of the harvest,
Fruit too sweet and
The green scent of alfalfa filling my senses.
I feel the heartbeat of the earth
Cool and steady and ancient
Beneath my back,
I feel Helios’ smile on my cheeks and shoulders and bare legs,
And I hear Demeter’s voice
In the buzzing of bees
As I lay among flowers, hidden in tall grass,
My praises to the skies above and the