a hammer to loose leaf, you treaded in the mysterious pool of me.
you marveled at my beauty. how long you lingered on my curves and smile.
you sank down and swallowed me.
i was swift when
i surrounded you, almost like lightening when i retreated.
you brought a map when you discovered how my eyes look like gold in the sunlight.
a city that sparkles like gold, you hacked at my vines,
at the bamboo shoots underneath my nails–even starved the fish before i could tell you that i prefer the sunrise…