Salt water soothes
and tough exteriors.
It changes its direction as
much as it changes yours
by calming light places that
turn to dark
not by choice, but just because
The power is sacred and
hard to compare to anything else.
no matter how much they swim away, return minute after minute,
day after day.
They come back until you
notice and say hello.
And then one day, the water you've welcomed for so long
You no longer greet it,
it's now for someone else -- your welcoming wall falls down,
and you are naked
It hurts and stings,
but it is sweet and satisfying still.
Embrace this new salt water
once you swim
in the current and float on thin air,
most other things
just can't compare,
and wouldn't dare.
The salt helps you love.
It will hurt if you let it, but once you decide there is strength in tasting it,
you will see what it means to break the wall
and to feel what it means to live
without fear of pain.
Salt water awakens sleepy minds if
the minds that sleep
they are asleep.