Voices of the Deep
I know, my friend, that you have heard
those voices from the deep;
I know that you and I both know
what's hiding in the dark.
My secrets crawl over ocean floors
migrating with creatures of the deep.
Leave me here, to slip out of my human skin
to wander through the night.
The voices rise up slowly
from the belly of the sea;
they draw me to the ebbing surface,
as silent moonlight slips and slides
over the waves.
Then down, down, down
Through the sea foam into the black ink basin
to the beginning and the end.
This is cold water,
where I will join the lost.
In another life I may become
the one I always thought I would be.
For now I’ll crawl back into the cracks
and wait for you to find me.