It conducts me, too...
Locals on Cape Cod call me "Selkie"
Or, "The Mermaid Queen"
Such is my reputation for swimming with Seals
And, Mink Whales
Sharks, too, of course
Fishermen issue warnings as I flow by with the waves,
"You've crossed into the Great White's territory now...better head back to shore!"
But I don't turn back
Not until I sense the shark nearby
Even then, I wait
Just to make sure it's not fear ruling my heart
How one behaves in water shows character
Timidity keeps people on shore
Or, wading in the shallows
It is only those with integrity that cross the sand bar
Braving wet lashes across your cheeks and nose
To seek out life beyond the hook
My feet ache to become fins
But I am grounded
Grounded by human life
The sea told me last summer to stay
To remain in her embrace
Where it's safe...safe to be me
Safe to love and live and hunt
Most of the time...
Humans mucked that up, too
They long to escape their gravity
But lack wings
So take out their frustration on Nature
Human nature is to sabotage
And everyone else
At any cost
For, there is no cost too high to salve man's ego
As the cottonwood begins to fly
I inevitably start to cry
With a red-rimmed, watery eye
That's my call to go home
My heart ceased to roam
The moment I understood the "Om"
Divine timing calls
Asking me to tear down walls
Repairing the damage from past falls
"Believe," She says, "the future will be bright,
Love isn't always a blight
When real, it's more miracle wrapped in light."
But what of money?
What of distance?
All good questions, just not the right ones...
I've had money
I've had distance
I've had jobs
Family and friends
But love is the missing piece
The fold that makes the crease
Everything is simpler in the sea
Land brings nothing but confusion, illusion
Things that appear clear are murky
While still water runs deep
That's when things got steep
And why I, I continue to weep.
For, I am water enrobed in flame
Bound to leak, more's the shame....