Like Water


He pierced my side

Where before he had drawn blood

And fight

And bitterness

But no blood ran

I never even felt the knife go in


Perhaps surprised, he pierced another spot

Again, no blood

No sensation of pain or loss


I wonder who was more amazed

And I smiled

At my transformation


Like an ocean of holy water

Stab at it all you like

Though your knife will be willingly received,

No damage can it deliver

And if you inspect closer

You will only see yourself

Reflected in the water there.