Soul-Deep Desire

By Relena Peacecraft



Rolling

crashing

to the shore

roaring

churning

crested violence.



Lashing waves

hurl themselves

on the sand-

seize my feet

and try to drag me

back with them.



But I cannot go

I wish to

The roiling water

stirs my soul

pulls my heart.



I cannot return with you

I say

the sorrow of the words

not expressing

my deep longing.

I must live out here

and only dream of your

peaceful depths.



The body of a girl

the heart of the sea.