She conquers me with her legs,
we sink, under the waves of ‘Agami.
I’ll drown now, under the black flags,
if it means I can watch her.
When we reach the bottom, we find old things,
a merry-go round,
its two horses rotting,
she wipes away a layer of barnacles,
the way she wipes away homesickness.
And it’s there that I find her,
riding, she’s leading or I’m following,
spinning in circles,
slapping the horses’ backsides – ‘faster and faster!’ –
into a steady blur.