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.