You say we’re a mystery to you
I frown

Ok, I’ll give away the secret:

The rip will get you out
The waves will get you in
Paddle, wait, catch, and enjoy the ride!

There isn’t really much more to it than that


We’re not easy

You’ll get pushed under by our currents
bashed by our waves
cut and bruised by our hidden rocks

We will hurt you


We’re not consistent

Just as you think you know, we’ve changed
The tide has come, the wind has altered, the current has moved within us
You’ll never fully understand us
And neither will we

We are not still
We are never still


But we are not a mystery
We are not here to be solved

Just love us for exactly what we are


Deep Water Love 🔊


my deepest love
is almost empty
empty as the deep sea below

where few things can live
but beautiful stillness
where not even sunbeams can go


there it exists
my love, undisturbed,
unchanging, ungraspable, free

safe from pollution
peaceful in storms
a mystery to mankind and me


in the depth of my love
there are no happy feelings
the colourful fish swim above

in shallower waters
with all other feelings
too shallow for deep water love


no, my deepest love
has an absence of feelings
no words, nothing to explain

it’s the absolute stillness
found in an ocean
so deep no sensations remain

Shallow Water 🔊


The shallow water scares me
I stand on the rock and fear to jump in
Unsure of the depth
Although I know
The tide is low but I’ve done it before
I know it is safe

I finally dare, and I’m fine
But the shallow water still scares me
I swim out to the depths
There I am safe
Nothing can touch me, I have my own space
I am free

In the depths there is nothing to limit me