This Innocent Garden

by Shawn Allen


You turn me on.
You excite my soul
And it’s burning,
bouncing off the stars.
So far beyond “in love:”
Out where the flesh makes no sense
And the thought of you
Is the power of ecstasy.
This is my confession,
And God understands
This passion we play out.
Beyond the fire and the wind and rain
Deeper than the scars
Where there is no flaw
And everything is,
and nothing is a sin.
This is how naked feels.
Here in the innocent garden
We play, and understand,
And we are immortal.
For a lifetime.