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Orison (Prayer to a Dolphin)
Here on the shore lies half of you…        
a black and white kind creature             
from the ocean’s depths
whose brain is smarter than humans,
and who wouldn’t hurt anyone.
Here you lie
baking in the sun,
black flies perching-
I bow and weep.
I imagine you just yesterday
diving below to the great abyss
of unfathomable darkness
that we as humans turn away from. 
Brave warrior of the sea your turn night into day.
You rise from that murky black floor,
and dive up and down making happy noises
as if celebrating that dark as a gift.
I don’t know what happened to you…..
caught in a fisherman’s net,
eaten by a bigger whale,
sick from digesting rotting algae from global warming?
Oh muse of the ocean,
magician of darkness,
captain of light…
Thank you for showing us
how to navigate  
the waters of death.
                                                                              Belle Cote Beach
                                                                              Cape Breton, N.S.
I, Sea
I go to the Sea…
it holds me in my hard places,
and rocks me til’ I’m soft and yielding.
I go to the Sea…
I feel my body armor loosening,
and my masks floating away
I go to the Sea…
It takes me by the hand and floats me out deeper
dwarfing my fears
and washing away my smallness.
I go to the Sea…
It shows me its’ depth,
and i see myself.
                                                                                Margaree Harbor                                                                                                                                          Cape Breton, N.S.
 Baby Seal
Diving under the waves we meet face to face.
We get very still and curious.
We look into each others’ eyes, 
and a bigger love washes away our fears.
A fisherman once told me,
‘”don’t look them into the eyes”,
 but i did…
I saw that I looked like you,
that the life in you was the same as the life in me,
and that we were never more than a breath away,
we were each other all along…
                                                                                      Whale Cove                                                                                                                                                    Cape Breton, N.S.
Celestial Marriage
Last night the stars hung so low
they purged my soul with infinity.
And beneath this holy light,
primordial goodness rose,
and mingled with that stary sea
dissolving me…dissolving me. 
                                                                                   Goshen, Ct.
 Missed Symphony
Outside the beaches of our noticing
dolphins rise from the depths singing.
Belle Canto!
Oceanic operas song in the language of love.
And we, too busy to hear.
                                                                                          Pleasant Bay
                                                                                          Cape Breton, N.S.