The ocean’s
bubbling stars
invade our senses,
numbing our feelings
as we float free
through the vast
universe of consequences,
up and lonely
into the palace
that withholds
our souls
until we burst
into light,
loving, tender
voyage called life
until it wears down,
and it is time
to let it all go,
want it or not,
it makes us grow
until we are not growing
because growth
we are now,
verb made action,
thought made passion,
a blossoming flow
that finds truth
in each breath
that glows
with love.

Signature Lina Ru