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The Sound

(Compo)

Help me surrender to the grace of the sea
To the sound and the rhythm of the waves
Rising from the deep, from timelessness, from nothing
And falling back
Gentle, soothing, rhythmic, calming
Constant, timeless, reassuring, eternal
shhhhHHHhhhhh…. shhhhHHHhhhhh…. shhhhHHHhhhhh….

Rolling, roiling, roaring
Rising from the deep, from timelessness, from nothing
Swelling, crashing, heaving against the sand
Baptizing all with a great wash of foam
Depositing her treasure
Collecting her due
Rising, falling
Living, dying

Help me surrender.
To the taste of her treasures
To immersion and resurgence in each rising-falling breath
In each rising-falling wave

To rise from the deep, from timelessness, from nothing
Reborn by the grace of the sea
Christened on her stony shore
Healed by her salty love
Washing over me