You waited, Swimmer, For a word, a beat, a reply
What came over you, My Simple Swimmer?
To challenge death in deep disguise?
Their voice trembled through the ocean
It raged and bit the salted grave
Yet, still you held firm, your relentless glinted gaze
you boldly broke the strained lull
Please, you begged, I’m helpless against the waves,
Just point me in any direction, and I will deftly go
The voices broke into a laughter
Though not one entirely at your expense
And a sudden flare ignited from within
The bursts of strangled hopelessness
The cold fear settled into your throat
And dry doubt started to kick in
For what if you’ll never leave this place? What if you’ll never see your island?
We’ll help you, Stubborn Swimmer, came their sweet reply,
Though not out of pity, or any other obligation
For we saw the stars within your eyes
Then your body lifted through the depths
Your lungs took in sudden night air
out into the distance
Was the island of your desire