Sea, The Eternal
You look upon me
as countless millions before.
From high, low
night and day
Countless years, centuries, millennia.
They gazed, as you gaze.
Curious at this two-sided conundrum.
Source of life, and death.
So much death.
So much death to fill an ocean.
Day and night
I feed and kill you.
Above me, the sky.
All colours, black to white,
and every colour in between.
I will fill your skin, bleach you bones.
Burn you as you skim my surface.
Turn your body to ice for a millennia.
Your lifetime is nothing to me,
not even a trillionth of a blink of eye.
I would not even notice you.
You harm me, corrupt me, poison me,
yet I will outlive you a million-fold.
You will die, yet I will recover.
You gaze at me, I wave at you
yet you do not know me.
Only scratch the surface.
An eternal mirror always looking away,
your reflection shifts and moves.
I move, but unlike you, I will remain.