I Stay On Shore


watch close the waves
those that break
on shore, those that
swallow ships at sea
mountains and swells
the gentle caressing
smooth sand, the brutal
hurling rocks or dashing
themselves against walls
built to protect the rest
of us from their rage
all waves, all sea

which wave are you
which am i
who crests loud
making such a splash
who swells gently
watching and unsure
mighty tower, minor ripple
mountains and swells
we are all the sea