Vie for the Tide


 The moon pulls

From under the deep

Where starfish dance

And mermaids sleep


Night after night

Tide to the shore

The ocean responds

When the moon wants more


He is admired

Gentle and bright

All look to him

In dark of night



Everyone’s fooled

By his reflection bejeweled

Controlled by fear

She is glass and mirror


Ocean and moon

Moon and ocean

Year after year

Endless motion


Centuries passed

Before anyone asked

Why does the moon pull on the sea?

Why can’t he just let her be?







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