I rose to my feet and stared out to sea –
wondering where the sea might take me.
Not a ship, not a shore, not an island could I find.
Only ocean lay before me. Empty sand lay behind.
I could not stay, but I could not leave.
Do I risk my life and die, or risk my dream and grieve?
The waves caressed my feet as I took the steps towards sea.
The sun beat down upon me as I looked back upon the beach.
And so I left behind my home in search of something new
as I fought against the tides to find my way to you.