Iron and Water

you said one time –
as iron sharpens iron,
so you’d like to be with me
     well, maybe we’re not
but maybe we are
       something similar

as water smoothes rocks
I roll over you,
gently but constantly –
     changing you slowly

and as rocks
change the course of water
you lead me
changing my direction
(even my chemical make-up)
as I change you

not harshly like
two iron rods, clanging,

                – comfortably



2 Responses to Iron and Water

  1. Uncle Dave says:

    Ruthie, this reminds me that Clay McLean says men should be steel with some velvet, while women should be velvet with some steel.


  2. ten4ruthie says:

    I like that.


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