The lake is frozen by the still night air
A tranquil sheet of glass.
I toss a pebble, the serenity is shattered.
Ripples float across the silent water.
The sand is cooled by the light of the moon
And sinks between my toes.
I reach the shoreline, dipping my feet
Into the mysterious mercury.
My body shivers as the sensation of silence
Flows from my pearly toenails
To the tip of my scalp. I lean down,
And stir the secretive water with my fingers.
The water tingles my skin as I scoop the
Murky liquid into my palms. I lift
It up, and try to understand the sparkling dullness.
But it trickles from my hands, elusive.