swimming in

eli and i both stop
in the cold too cold to stop in
and laughwatch the ridiculous geese
honking and taking off
into bright blue sky above us
(our laughter is an incredulousness
that such a creature
can be alive
in such a coldsnap)
zero degrees outside, almost 80 degrees inside
in the humid warmth
of the tropical dome
we are swimming
in plants and light
oxygen on my skin
oxygen in my lungs
oxygen a song i want to keep singing