cover me in my element

cover me
in air

I am surrounded

air
on my skin
on my eyes
in my lungs

inside of me

air
outside me
when it’s done

~

cover me
with water

I am floating

water underneath
above
all about

water inside
will never leave me

water inside me
I am drowned

~

cover me
with earth

I am interred
below ground

soil
my mouth
my ears
soil
my fingers

buried
as one with earth
entombed

~

cover me
with flame

I am on fire

inferno
my beating heart

lick me kiss me
burn
I am a meld
within the haze

cover me in flame
till I am vapor

~

Poem #484 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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