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March 19, 2006

Human Sea


This picture is entitled "Wave Runner".

Human Sea

"There are nearly 6.5 billion people on Earth; each one of our bodies carries roughly ten gallons of water. We are a living ocean."

Our essence is wet.

There is an ocean inside
our fragile frames;
it courses through us,
connects us,
and laps against our foundation.

We are merely shores
on which common waves break
--barely contained puddles
with leaky souls.

Navigation to foreign coasts
is a hazard seldom attempted
and rarely attained.

When we dream,
we wade into familiar waters
that have passed
through billions of souls
and float in unison
with strangers
temporarily disregarding
corporeality.

We swallow and are swallowed
thinking ancient thoughts
and forgetting ourselves
until we wade back to shore,
dry off,
and go back to the house
with two oval windows.

1 comment:

_Soulless_ said...

We are merely shores
on which common waves break

When we dream,
we wade into familiar waters
that have passed
through billions of souls


These lines linger so much. How apt the analogy. How inescapable the awe-inspiring depth. *wistful sigh* So darn beautiful.

And I ache for more. ^_^

I'll wait for your next post. Be well.