Beyond the weathered jetty Beyond that deep blue sea Is a dream I’ve often called to The better part of me. Beyond the ocean’s torment Beyond the frothy shale Is a mountain I call out to A summit I often fail. Without such mindless measure A conscious man I wish to be Whose footprints tell a different tale A spirit whose set free. Beyond the ocean’s drift line Beyond the seaman’s boast My aged feet will find a home Upon that rocky coast. Beyond the whims of others Beyond their unconscious wail You’ll see my mast unfurled and true As I set my heart to sail. Without such loving pleasure A mindless man upon the sea, A drunken monkey on an ocean Is all I’ll ever be.