Wind and Water Never Lie

Geordie Bull

Wind and water never lie –

you can trust the heart-sting of the salt on your skin

when paddling into the sparkling sea,

even when all the delicious turquoise doesn’t match

your dark thoughts,

when the carefree dolphins and smooth glass waves

feel far away from your brokenness –

you belong here.

Stay a while in the sea.

Let it hang out, cry out, scream out, freeze out –

soon it will be washed out,

cleaned by the honesty of millions of years

worth of sand and stone.