The Ocean

 

On the surface

The water looks dark and dangerous

But look inside

Underneath the motion of the waves

Where worries sink like stones

And fear subsides

It is such a peaceful ride

And you slide in deep

 

From the depths look up

The ceilingís just a mirror now

Reflecting who you think you are

You stare and wonder how

 

And no one really understands

Why this water draws you so

Why you stay under so long

And where it is that you go

 

And you canít tell them

Because they canít speak Mermaid

They would faint if they saw you tail

And you canít march in their sad brigade

 

You donít remember getting these gills

In fact, it always feels

Like they were always under your skin

That was just a clay mask and when

 

It finally washed away

You didnít know what to say

 

You invited others for a swim

They shied away in fear and distaste

Perhaps thinking of the disgrace

If they spoiled their beautiful clay face

 

But it is the only way

You can remember when

How long ago it was

That you learned to swim

 

Itís been forever.

Dive deep.

 

                       ---unAsleep