She, The Ocean

There is an ocean I fear.
The waves are strong,
And the water is shallow.
The coral reefs are sharp,
And the salt stings my eyes.
She is beauty packaged in lies,
Floating stories written in blood,
She is uncontrollable and inconsistent,
A wild, rebellious wonder,
A callous, unforgiving punisher,
A beautiful, inviting stranger.
She breaks hearts and bones,
Her consumption unexpected,
Love her and she will be the medicine that mends your soul,
You will learn why they fall deeply, quickly,
Into her arms, into her whole,
And when they rise, if they rise,
… May they rise.
This ocean.
The monster that loves,
The heart that beats and pounds,
A raw crash on unstable ground.
Wave after wave.
Waves and more waves.


Filed under Short Prose & Poetry

2 responses to “She, The Ocean

  1. A lovely poem. It will be right if people might makes a effort to protect oceans and fight against climate change. Good post and Good luck in your life,

    • Kay

      Thank you for your kind words. I agree, we all need to be a lot more conscious about climate change and preservation. Stay well 🙂

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