I’d say we drowned the voice of
The deep Atlantic in Katy Perry.
Or banished mystery with
Mini golf and Skee ball.
Or caught chaos in a box and
Turned it into taffy for children.
But the truth is the ocean
Tamed herself: salt-sweet,
Warm as milk, and lolling up to
Lick our hand like a friendly dog.
Peter Galen Massey is a writer who lives with his family in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. He blogs at www.petergalenmassey.com