Ode to the Sea

And this is why I love the ocean

The moment when toes touch the edge, between sand and sea

A sear of fire, the blade of ice

Like a shiver to a fever

That begs me: dream

Ushered under by waves

To a time long ago

sleepy lullabies sing

of a love so strong

Tattooed to a forearm

Like a lock to a key

in timeless storybook fashion

Where we drown or swim

and what a comfort that is