I splash through swirling waves,
Rivulets and tugging tides
That surround me, pulling me ever deeper.
I know I’m being drawn in;
I can feel my feet sinking into sand,
I’m losing something here –
The restless sea is robbing me,
But I don’t try to fight it,
And part of me wonders why,
Yet deep down I know
That in losing myself to this ocean
I’m finding something more.
Rooted deep under gallons of water;
Salty wet weighs me down,
Forbidding me to come up for air,
But I don’t want to.
I’m safe in the watery caverns,
The coral mazes and infinite deeps
I won’t return to the upper world –
There’s nothing there for me.
Nothing holding me,
Like the warm embrace of the sea
That won’t let me go.
~ Ilana Reimer