the part of me that is the shapeshifter,
at home in deep water and deep earth,
the me who can survive in different elements.
She brings light from the dark;
her eye sees beyond my own vision.
Her skin is thicker than mine, and tougher.
She can't be touched by malicious tongues
or pierced by pricks of envy.
I am going to wear her skin.
I am going to plunge with her into the deep places
and gorge myself on fish.
Now we are one I will never rest content
with a single form or a single element.
I seal this bargain with myself:
I promise to use all of me
and dive and live juicy and point my nose