The Dive

by Tyler Avery Barnett

He runs towards the surf
pulling off his noose tie,
ripping at his clothes.
He dives naked into a wave,
leaving behind beach umbrella and
tie, caught in a bush,
blowing in the wind.
He becomes the ocean,
the waves breaking
on the backs of dolphins,
uncountable pieces
breathing through the gills
of a million wild creatures.

Father, protector, he nurtures the world
and flows in the veins of a billion thirsty children.

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