Saturday, April 12, 2014

I've Never Been out to Sea

I've never been out to sea
though I've touched iridescent waves, 
flown over blue surf 
and played in safe, familiar bays
with dog-eyed seals and
wondering whales.

But gazing, just as the sun 
juts beyond night's edge, 
I see this curving ball, endless
band of water held close
to jealous core by clear bands
of gravity, hurtling 
through the void,
Human eyes, wrapped in 
spheres of bone and blood, 
follow earth's trajectory just
ahead of the season, bask in
the coming summer sun as it 
heats blue waters, casts high
bright towers of

for I am a child of the sea,
and I can see out far
and in deep.

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