Monday, July 22, 2013
The First Time I Breathed Ocean Air
The last time I breathed ocean air
was like the first time I breathed ocean air
hands outstretched in freedom's shawl
with waves that drown words that bleed
Enormity engulfs my beating heart and
with it gives purpose, renewal, depth
Be brave it tells me! Live like you have
nothing to lose, and care for others like
you have beauty to share. Take these five
stones and remember that there is One
who gives life and steady feet to those in
soft sand. And One who uses crashing waves
to make rough spots smooth. Remember,
it tells me! Don't forget what you know is true.
Breathe deep this ocean air like the first time
you breathed ocean air.
And dance. Dance sweet in the salty waves.