She Will Be Here Long After Us

My whole life
I have come to the ocean
For healing and balm

And she has held me close
And washed me clean
Again and again

Today though
I have failed to find peace
At the foot of the ocean

For the first time
She has no healing words for me
No relief

Her energy is relentless, insistent
Full of acid and rage

She will be here
Long after us

She knows this is the fate
we write for ourselves

She knows this
And is not sorry