The Calling

In this silence

I hear voices from the sea

The time when I sinked my head

Into the crashing waves

Trying not to get hit back to the shore

Finding balance to stay swinging and caressing each wave

The voice of the sea calling out my name

Repeating the same phrase over and over

I stay under water until I can’t breathe

The suffocation, the urge to take in air, to live

Enough of this

I emerge from beneath like a newly baptised child

The sailing boat like a tiny dot in the distance

Against the aquamarine blue waiting for me to swim towards it

Waiting to take me home

If peace was a picture. Taken on 1/10/2021

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