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Tidal Beats (#324)

15 Feb

I want to write a poem
to the beat
of the
ocean
the BOOM
swishhhhh
whisper
of the waves dying on sand
and somehow
tie it to birth
and death
and maybe God’s breath
and,
man,
waves are so consistent
insistent
that the world
keeps moving
no matter how many times
I tell it to STOP

and here’s another wave
BOOM
swishhhhh
whisper

my voice reading this is too loud
endowed with my human pride
but the tide will keep pulling me down
pulling the sand from around my feet
back into the ocean
so any notion I have
of my superior humanness
is lost in a whitewater wash
of those whispers

BOOM
swishhhhh
whisper

and, yes,
maybe this is about birth
and death
and even God’s breath
and life moving beyond
my yells of help
and how the cycle continues
and I’m less than that whisper

I know I need to stop writing this
speaking this
needing this to give me
a sense of who I am
or how I fit
it’s time for me to quit
this self-pitying
self-aggrandizing
philosophizing on what the
ocean
means to me and everybody else
and just
jump
into
the waves

BOOM
swishhhhh
whisper

 
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