1. Shallow Pool

From the recording As You Believed


We’re in the pool, the shallow poolThe water’s fine, and you are mineWe practice strokes, and splash those other folksBut they don’t mind, not while the water’s fineAnd you are mine.We never dive, we’d hurt our headsThe ground so smooth and slick and solid in these shallow beds.And if we had to we could stand and walk right out —Instead we turn, we shout: Come in be mine; the water’s fine.    I’ll float alone here, happy just to be    Thinking about you thinking about me.    Float long enough this pool becomes the sea…Out on the banks, a little rest.The sun beams down — it loves us best.And if we asked them to each grain of sand would rise, would shineRaising one voice divine: Come in, the water’s fine! And you are mine.