Through the numbness gaze I see Cloudy, murky, beholden to the current Leaning, listing, the stormy sky emblazoned Calmly, the whitecaps form. Through the blinded folds of skin I feel Nothing, lost moments, surrounded by light everywhere Laying still yet falling into the whirlpool Rising, the foamy surf left evidence to the dying. Lovely, I’m lost to the bliss of my own ignorance Awakened in a moment, I cannot stand to shout Aware in a flash, I cannot look to see that spark Forever changed, the light enters me where I am wounded. But such is the way of great fortune To be wounded but alive To be silenced but not forgotten, then heard again She reaches for the coldness and brings a warmth renewed. One wobbles, but does not fall One stumbles, but finds sure footing Somewhere, beyond the certainty of the next step Comes the power of where the feet now stand. One regrets, but accepts what cannot be changed One worries, but gives himself to the great Ocean on which he lives There, in the horizon that we call our home Come the Sunrises and Sunsets that define our days. Goodnight, dear, see me in your dreams Goodbye, friend, hear me in your laughter Feel me as the waves caress your feet, as the Sun warms your face Know me when the light appears as a new day comes. There is nothing to fear there, in the waves Dance like you’ve never danced before And know me there, everywhere No surrender, no retreat, just calm acceptance of the Warrior. Now, let’s go, to that healing place Let’s bask in the warm water Play in the lush fields where the color is blinding And hold this moment dear. Let’s leave the worry to others Go crazy in the surf, find ecstasy in the sand Together, as lovers sitting on an Earthen altar Together in every breeze, in every wave, in every squawking seagull. There is heaven. There is hell. There is everything in between And it is there that we will find ourselves in a solid truth.