• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 04
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I Am Amphibious

I am amphibious—
in water and at sea.
I need both to survive,
both realms to live a full life.

One refreshes, and the other ages.
One is toxic, while the other replenishes.

I keep looking for a place where both exist,
where I live on sea and land
and I don't have to wear a mask
to survive.

And I don't have to believe in a savior.
Saviors won't bless me with a new body,
a pure and spiffy spirit
if freedom is lost.

But dreams heal the soul—
not faith and religion.
Cover me with Van Gogh fields,
Shakespeare's words,
and the music of the Beatles.

Fill me with love,
and breathe into me a hopeful breath.