I want a Blue Woman
Smelling of the open sky
With laughter like rippling thunder
Before the spring rains

Such a woman as glories in lack of boundaries
Stalking the big cats
In forests and urban jungles
And running with night foxes

Blue Women burn with an ageless fire
That gives warmth to a gentle touch
Or the wisdom of grandmothers
To make space for wordlessness

It is said that if once you love a Blue Woman
You will do so always
Be swirled into the sunshine and dance
And give up the hidden corners of your soul
Without resistance

I am waiting for her here
But I see sometimes when I look at you
Reflections of the sky's pure blueness
And I catch a glint of nightfox in your eyes


                                AC Missias (March 1995)