Soul-Deep Desire

By Relena Peacecraft

Rolling

crashing

to the shore

roaring

churning

crested violence.

Lashing waves

hurl themselves

on the sand-

seize my feet

and try to drag me

back with them.

But I cannot go

I wish to

The roiling water

stirs my soul

pulls my heart.

I cannot return with you

I say

the sorrow of the words

not expressing

my deep longing.

I must live out here

and only dream of your

peaceful depths.

The body of a girl

the heart of the sea.