Drowning in light
they settle under shade.
The adjacent waterway
Rebecca can’t explain
or replicate elsewhere
the ham-fisted alchemy of him.
A venomous snake plays inadvertent,
mortality is a gift.
Under a blue-jean sky seamed with parrots
three dogs worry sticks that dare to clutter
this obedient parkgrass.
Their river drools.
He picks ladybirds from her mandolin.
Spoor lands on their hair, the allergens
of a life together, this flawless
that they are.