These seas are my destiny –

Yet they cannot be my future.

They are my salvation,

And yet they are my blight.


I long for the refulgence of stars,

And yet fear the shadows of the night.

I long for the symphony of song,

And yet fear the echoes.

I long for liberation,

And yet fear to wander or stray.

I long for the respite of slumber,

And yet fear the nightmares.


Cowardice ensnares me.

Doubt enslaves me.

Weakness enchains me.