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sea song

i can’t listen to music
at the moment,
my mind has
absorbed too
much noise that
muffles the words,
distorts the melodies,
mangles the meaning
of the message

instead i long
for the peace of
the night i spent in
the lighthouse listening
to the waves break on
the rocks in
cadenced caresses,
the loudest quiet i’ve
ever known,
the most peaceful sleep
i’ve ever slept

i truly believe i
became one with
the heart and rhythm
of the sea for
that little space of time
i heard it in my head,
i felt it in my heart,
like a drug
it soothed the
jangled and weary
nerves in my body

and now my soul
longs for it
like an addict




(In response to Jane Basil’s post Radio.)