Thoughts of the Ocean

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I have thoughts of the ocean,
That come nightly crashing,
But I have remembrance
Of other things, too.
I don’t want you to think,
I’m constantly longing,
For things that are different,
Or far-flung from here.
‘Cause that’s not what it’s like,
no, it’s not even close.
I find most of the time,
I’m in love with this place.
But, some nights there’s a tiny voice
Whispering regrets,
And devising adventures,
I haven’t had yet.

That’s the problem in thinking,
You’ve got all these options:
The hard part’s deciding, friend,
Which one’s the best!
Or, is that just the poison—
Superlative endings.
As if they could happen!
As if they exist!
There’s no doubt, we’re all thinking,
There must be a path,
Heading onward through acres,
Of much-greener grass,
Full of flowers and fortunes
And all those friends we might have!
If we just got p our gumption,
We could change our whole lives!

But, is that the solution?
To head toward the horizon?
To keep switching positions,
Till I find one that’s good?
But, does that solve my real problem,
Or is it just a distraction,
That insists what I’m missing,
Is just the thing that I need?
‘Cause, there’s a soft sort of danger,
that starts creeping up,
when you spend too much time,
wondering what you might want.
It eggs you on toward those things,
You think you ought go get.
It values not what you have now,
But what you don’t have…yet.

But, I’d rather not always live in the future,
‘cause it keeps me from what is happening right here.
Now, I’ve done plenty of planning,
And I’ve had some things happen.
I know nothing gets built,
Without making decisions.
And if there’s work to be done, hun,
I’ll gladly go do it.
But, if there’s life to be lived,
Then, I’d rather live through it.

‘Cause, I have thoughts of the ocean,
That come nightly crashing,
But I have remembrance
Of other things, too.
I don’t want you to think,
I’m constantly longing,
For things that are different,
Or far-flung from here.

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from Through Tough Thoughts, released August 19, 2016

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Jordan O'Jordan Seattle, Washington

These are the sounds that we use to woo water. Issuing forth from some human or other (i.e. Hydrogen bonding; banjo- and heart-strings).

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