The Tide

I watch the tide rise

and I watch the tide fall

burying the past

pulling under


That I have ever had


in the ocean

buried in the sea 

of memories

and lost chances

smoothing stones

as I tumble


the surface


where no one can see


in the ocean 

buried under the sea

I dig myself a grave

of dirt 

and muck 

and sand

of all the things beneath 

you’d never hold inside your hand

digging holes inside the ocean

buried deep within the sea

waves shall come 

and waves will go

push and pull my heart

no longer does it flow

into the ocean

there is nothing left of me


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