You can never tell your wife too often that you want her.

For she is elemental, but you’re imitation rain.

 You would drown in someone else’s pools.

     You are desperate and parched whenever she is not close at hand.

For my whole life I’ve hoped to die while swimming on downstream

holding her hand – a waterfall that daily makes me clean.

 She is my aqua vitae.

     She is my Samaritan.