Surrender

I cannot see the principles

governing those waves:

how one singularly eclipses

the other, like a graceful act

of give and take

or a seamless theft

of arrogance racing

splash after splash –

the rolling fluidity

without symmetry.

 

So I made a boat I found

out of styro

let it float ashore

the lonely boat crashing

into fearful waves

a violent welcome

a sheer flow

stowed my boat

 

away. In between waves

there is energy I know

yet I feel there is none; no

distinct symmetry, just

immediacy, and no such thing

as potency.  In this dynamics

of waves crashing

I am weakened

 

with a shudder of both heat

and relief, upon seeing

the lone white strip

a flag floating

 

that is my boat

coming down the shore.

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