In Love with the Ocean

Oh mein Gott, nicht schon wieder! Ich habe mich in einen Song verliebt. 🙂

If I could have chosen
where God would hide his heaven
I would wish for it to be
in the salt and swelly the ocean.
Carried by the currents
to all conti­nents‘ shores.
Reaching into depths where the sun’s light has never shown.
Mixed with algae and coral.
Breathed in by sharks and dolphins.
Sailed by tanker ships, private yachts, swam in by tourists.
Working its way up through inlets, lakes, and rivers,
swamps, and estua­ries.
Down through limestone into the aquifer.
Purified by the county,
pumped through pipes and out faucets.
Filled into a glass to meet the thirst of our child­ren.

If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman.
My mother once told me
she would have named me Laura.
I would grow up to be strong and beauti­ful like her.
One day I’d find an honest man
to make my husband.
We would have two child­ren,
build our home on the Gulf of Mexico.
Our family would spend hot summer days at the beach together.
The sun would kiss our skin as we played in the sand and water.
We would know we loved each other without having to say it.

At night we would sleep with the windows of our house left open.

Letting the cool ocean air
soothe the sunbur­ned shoul­ders
of our child­ren.

there is an ocean
in my soul
where the waters
do not curve

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