^^ the you the water remembers ^^

         there you were
         swimming and laughing
         full of sky
         careless with your curves
         smiling easily
         and if I put aside the now
         I can almost reach back
         toward that youthful
         happier hand
         stretched out to invite me
         in to meet the fishes
         and I long to be able to
         take it
         as I did for granted then
         and spend even a
         single enchanted moment
         with the you the water remembers


                    -acm (8/95)