The ocean will tell you
there are no perfect tides…

We let life shape
and change our shores,
with ragged waves
and crooked lines.

Each one of us flailing,
then swimming, then floating,
and finding our way
in our seas – –

Moving towards light
-in all its vast forms-
and learning to sink
in our mysteries.

Each pearl retrieved
from our own depths
teaching us how to make peace – –

And what we forget is
through loving ourselves,
we are one step closer
to divinity.