Thursday, September 27, 2012

(We can) Trust the Sea

We can trust the sea
to wrap haloes around hard places

trust it to organize what sometimes seems too much or too brittle 
into patterns of intricacy, intention and beauty.

Infant barnacles colonize a rock's 
deep crevices, transforming them into mooring places 
where new life burgeons. 

The sea knows what to hold
what to release 
and when 

relies on the tides' insistence

and assistance

And sometimes. . . well, sometimes it seems we must stand 
on our heads and do flick-flacks before we see - or can recognize - 
there's a small flinty continent inside each and every one of us 
that is all things at once; breastplate, boat, ancient instrument, stepping stone, ocean, heart. . .

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