On smooth stoned shores,
Threw stone jewels
Of fire and clouds
Back into the sea,
Hoped someday the sea would bring us gifts in return
To heal wounds stray bullets have left behind,
Bring companions sailboats had ferried away.
Hoped our lives would not replay its horizons:
Forever rolling back into itself,
Forever caught between conflicts
It never resolves,
Caught between unmade decisions
And murky emotions,
To bittersweet mixed tapes.
I step into its waters,
Hope for enveloping embraces
That wash worries away.
Jelly fish stings
Kiss bare skin,
And I lay seething,
Memory heavy on my limbs.
If I could stay
Watching bewildered waves
Siren laugh at inconsistencies,
Accept paradoxes with ease,
Perhaps wisdom would dawn upon me,
Seagull plummet towards my fish basin chest,
Tell me that love should never lead to regret.