The sea is different.
Still beautiful and majestic
Calming and awesome.
As I swim its surface
A ripple opens in the enfolded order.
God meets me there.
The water is powerful and always moving.
I stroke hard, breathing deeply,
Unaware of the risks that surround me.
Dolphin kicking feels natural.
Always breathing and undulating
Leaving space in my mind for God alone.
An unexpected wave, a salty swallow.
An expected God, suffusing a transcendent,
other-worldly love. Simply beyond.
Fatigue and rapture. Surrender and peace.
Touched by a swelling of the sacred.
Never the same again.