Float

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Ross Van Gough; Oil, 2011, Painting, Autumn Under Water

Autumn leaves float on the surface of the water, caught mid-twirl
a kaleidoscopic unfurling
a breeze-tossed, water-kissed tease.
You know how when the sun shines through a dress
and makes it translucent
how you can see
every previously hidden curve
highlighted shimmeringly?
Well that is what you do to me.
You are the sun and I am the water
wearing a dress of leaves. — Annette Marie Smith