have you heard about me and the sea?

have you heard about me and the sea?
that noble pursuit of existing free
the chance to run wild (but not to flee)

the one where I slip off to foreign lands
ditch my current, well-worn plans
and lose my heart all over again

indefinitely, indelibly disappear
to oceans away from what’s been near
find another place to call my here

submit myself to irrevocable change
to the unknown, and to the strange
participate in a rare and magnificent exchange

learn to unfurl into curious new places
and find in myself newly filled spaces
a permanent scar of those distant traces

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