The Tide Rises to Meet Me 


As the tide rises to meet me, 

I am growing more amphibious 

every day, sprouting both gills 

and fins. 


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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