all shores

all shores are too far now
and lilting slowly farther away
awake and drifting
asleep and dreaming
no edge between night and day
no dusk or dawn; all sun or all stars
breathing water, breathing air

the rain pours from the skies
no distinction now
no reason to pretend there was ever a difference
between the pulsing of the waves
and the clouds pouring their hearts out to the ocean
giving themselves without asking
knowing they will lose all they are to the seas
emptying every last drop that has made them;
is that not love, child? is that not love?

all shores too far, long drowned
the sky and the ocean are one now
the earth somewhere beneath all this water
asleep and drifting
awake, child, and dream
the earth
the sun
the stars
all shores we’ll never see


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