Embraced by the greatness of blue I welcome you
to possess me like a creature borne
in the depths of the unknown, I belong if I knew
how and when I was part of the beauty you shown-
Take my fears for I know you and to fear I cannot
in the freedom you offer and being known
that your fury can break worlds apart
but your songs by the shore sooth my soul
and when done all exhausted and old
I will follow the beats of your heart-
“Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man — who has no gills.”― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary
Dancing in the Rain
What awaits such delights choosing well
among choices we have to dispel,
choosing life for what it is, not what could,
deep inside must we learn it is good
and enjoy every taste, every smell-
Bucket lists won’t exist if we are done
as we erase or we take, then add some
until hearts learn to beat every morning
and not wasting a gift with conforming
with a little of something or just none.
So I say let’s forget all the misery and pain
and choose life as the goal to attain,
why must wait for the storm just to pass
when we can all the happiness have
if we learn how to dance in the rain.
Let the loud music fill the room
a rhythmic beat of drums and saxophone
drowning the voices, drowning the voices.
I dance to the beat singing a song
but I can’t dance and I can’t sing
Closing my eyes I let it all sip in
through the open pores of my skin.
It is a good day I presume
finding myself dancing and singing a tune
but I can’t dance and I can’t sing.
Just messing around in a Sunday afternoon while cooking some good rice with chicken and pinto beans.