the Silence of the Sea
there’s a saying that I've heard,
something about ‘the silence of the sea.’
but I can’t figure out what it means.
the sea is not silent
as the waves crash onto the shore.
it rages and fumes as it batters down
the sea is as loud as thunder,
as deafening as a plane’s engine.
it is anything but silent,
its presence always known.
but maybe ‘the silence of the sea’
doesn’t refer to the noise of the sea itself.
maybe it refers to how silent I am
in its presence.
I don’t know why I’m quiet around it
since I am usually quite loud.
I can make up several reasons why,
but I don’t think I want to.
I guess ‘the silence of the sea’
will always be a mystery.