The Tide Rises to Meet Me
As the tide rises to meet me,
I am growing more amphibious
every day, sprouting both gills
My desire to reach the sky
is being set aside, so I may settle
myself on the deep ocean floor,
among my aquatic friends.
Being no Merman, once I finally
surrender to the depths of inspiration,
I shall not return to the parched
land whence I come.
I feel as if I and tide are merging
into one sentient being, celebrating
our collective consciousness blending
with each molecule of water.
Rise on tide, rise on, to meet me.
©Paul Goldman April 21, 2022
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