Life is shocking in its fragility at some points and incredible resilience at other times.
Celebrate my patience
A fight both new and ancient
Transforming a life on the ropes
Into a perfect beacon of hope
The beasts that lurk in the depths
Of the mind don’t bite for I am blessed
With a concrete heart and an iron lung
Golden teeth and silver tongue
Be wary though this vessel is fragile
Life is scary, demons agile
So that some feel the sweet embrace
Of the big release to meet their fate
Beneath the waves with the giant squid
The white whale or the shark tooth grin
So fight like a wildcat to reach the surface
If your vessels capsized and left you hopeless
You’ve never lost is you never give up
So fight hard, take heart, life is enough
These battles we face will make or break us
Save harbor awaits so be relentless
And never, ever, ever give up.
It’s no secret I’m in love with nautical metaphors and aesthetic, some of it owes to a book that captured my imagination about the colossal squid, the closes thing to the kraken that exists.
Life itself is a vessel shocking in its fragility at some points and incredible resilience at other times. The hard times can make or break us but the most important thing for me is no matter how hard things get to never give up and never stop trying to make the most of the gift of life.