A Girl's Legs Stirring The Air

by Jerry Ratch

A girl's legs stirring the air up

behind his back

as he lies between her thighs


stirring the air repetitively

like a sea anemone

stirring the water to feed


the soul, the hunger

between the legs and arms

for new life, stirring up


the salty waters

the currents and the silt

between both worlds


which are stirred

to produce the pearl

and the egg


The girl's legs stirring up the air

behind him

as though she's treading water


desperately trying to get

somewhere with or without him

trying to get back home inside


to her own turf and territory

in love or alone, either way

just so she gets there