The Ocean of Life

The sound of the ocean

calms me.


In the moments

when I’m looking out

toward where the water

meets the sky,

I feel that it’s ok to not

have it all figured out

because the ocean

is too big to feel

we can ever conquer it

—and so it is about life.


My job isn’t to conquer

the ocean of life,

nobody’s coming

out of this bitch with a W.


Our job is just to learn

to navigate the rough

and unpredictable waters,

and sometimes

you have to goddamn swim

until help arrives.




Image by Pixabay


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