Every time I see the sea,

I am taken back to all the times

I saw the sea before.

 

The deep blue

Soothes, washes away

Petty thought

 

Releases, purifies, cleans

Never refuses to hold

or baptize me,

 

a reminder

to         let

 

go,

 

to place trust

in things

That cannot be fully known

 

I see,

  as

I float,

 

That all        spaces

 

between

                    bodies

 

   are

   just

               sea

 

Deep, dark and free

Slippery boundaries

that                separate

 

you’s

from

me’s.

 

Anna Hoghton is an award-winning poet, film-maker and writer.