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.