This Ocean is a Poem (after Joy Harjo)

by Amanda Valerie Judd

Ocean waves from above

The oceans are a poem –
The continuous ebb and flow of the tides,
Stanza after stanza in the greatest poem ever written;
Each wave a line, punctuated by dolphins,
holding a different meaning for each coast it caresses;
every word a grain of sand, spoken by the surf,
before being tossed among the broken shells on the beach;
a lone sailboat floats on the surface, the title,
heralding a poem that only God could pen.

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