Calloused tired 
feet find respite
 in the cool shade 
diamonds ephemeral dance 
across the water 
toes freely begin 
a sensuous suckle in the warm mud. 
Further and further until 
ankles adorned by laurels of green 
give way to the cold 
in search 
of treasure bright 
below the surface. 
Pleasure mixes with 
danger giving in 
to the laughter of the rocks. 
Water swells, cool, gleaming. 
An ecstatic rush of fire ice 
dizzily swirl into you.