Light in the depth

I dipped a toe

To test the warmth

Of waves beckoning me

Drawing my feet into the shallow tide

Innocent in depth and clarity

Belying an unexpectedly strong pull

Unnoticeably inching me out

To unfamiliar and unattempted water

Until the ocean floor sank away from my feet

And fear would have felt right

If not for the dawn breaking the horizon

Drawing attention across the surf

Reminding the waters and everything in it

And the sky expansive over everything

That height and depth are of no consequence

Compared to the light that brings life to both

"Light in the depth", poetry by Roshan James

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