The Pull of the Sea

The sea is wild, passionate, unpredictable:
dangerous.
I am afraid of the sea
inside of me, afraid
of where it might lead me, unsure
of its motives, scared
of its depths.

Make it yours.
You comprehend all things; even the sea
that sprung from your Creator's mind must be
like you, contained in you
are all
the longing, untamed, so mysterious vibrations
that pull my heart with
awesome fascination.

Be you
the sea
inside of me.
Fill
my caverns with your
living water, fill
my desire with your
passionate loving, fill
my yearning intuition
with the fullness of your
mystery.

Summer 2002

Cornwall