The Ocean- (For Daisy Edwards)


If you needed any more evidence
that humanity was made for this planet

then look no further than the sheer quantity of water
that makes us both up,

the way we slosh and swirl
as we stride across the aquatic skin
of this tiny blue marble.

Think of how little of our deepest depths we know,
the way our minds keep secrets
like the Mariana Trench
leagues deeper than we have ever managed to take a lamplight
Imagine what we might be able to do
if we could dredge everything there is to learn
from either of those depths.