The Ocean Now Uncrowned

Zoey Doyle

A crashing wave, a curling crest

The salty spray grows strong,

The wind sweeps in, a thought it brings

The sea will not last long

 

A twisted net, a stone cold bird

Another spark gone out

No longer do the seagulls cry

No longer do they shout

 

Once a splash from life below

Created an exuberant sound.

All's now muted, convoluted,

The ocean now uncrowned

 

Those stunning waves of blue

Once beautiful and bold

Gone forever, black with pain

Every life gone cold

 

A crashing wave, a curling crest

The salty spray grows strong,

The wind sweeps in, a thought it brings

The sea will not last long

 

My heart shifts with the wind,

I know our legacy pays

Getting battered by the daggers

Having always cut two ways

 

We wrote poems of her beauty

Dancing among her waves

Ignoring her pain-wracked screams

We dug our own shamed graves

 

The ocean was our source of life

Was this our means to an end?

The repercussion, chain of destruction,

It's all finally setting in.

 

A crashing wave, a curling crest

The salty spray grows strong,

The wind sweeps in, a thought it brings

No, the sea will not last long