the thing is you are the ocean
the thing is so am i
the thing is oceans are tidal and their bodies ebb and flow with the moon’s wax and wane
the thing is oceans are filled with waves that unceasingly come and go, continually pouring in one after the other
the thing is no one wave is better than another they’re all equally good, right, and well
the thing is there’s something about that one wave that is you, in the ocean of you, that somehow seems unique and special
it’s momentum, it’s foam, bubble, height, pitch, and curl
yes the curl, your curl, the wondrous way it deviates from the pure Fibonacci, that divergence, that delightful variance, that particular pressure, spray, and lilt..
makes my salt pump
i know this wave, that part of you, is fleeting and will only last but a moment
but this moment of you i cherish beyond all others
the thing is my ocean smiles
the thing is i’m that wave too.
~ roger wolsey