In that blue lake I wanted to believe -
It's sapphire ripples moulding with your form -
But, oh! to think on how I was deceived
As lofty lakes are seldom swam in warm.
I dwelled and ran about your rocky shores
Before I took the final fateful dive;
If only hearts were built on sturdy floors,
We wouldn't drown while keeping them alive.
In naked depths and one more liquid kiss,
I dragged my lungs to where the air could reach,
But now my aching soul is quite amiss
And I lie drowning on this lonely beach.
Beware the love in which you are marooned;
Beware the mountains and their black lagoons.