“You are an ocean in my chest
where everyone changes places,
Another rotation around the sun
and yet more, since the good doctor
laid scalpel to skin upon my chest.
Before then, I had experienced infrequent
glimpses of diving into the deep Atlantic waters
of my heart, to see dolphins playing
amidst the occasional shark or two.
In these ensuing months, I have been gifted
both sight and sound to see, hear and feel
the oceanic waters pull me ever deeper
into the silent lull, the pulsing push of tides,
and the rising of my own desire.
There are moments so keen, that droplets
erupt from a bottomless well, especially
when I discover a commonality, a connection
rich in meaning. It is as if whatever filters
there were between me and this vast ocean
within, has also been excised.
I now live amongst the currents within.
I have become a dolphin playing,
a whale breaching the surface of liquid love,
a man at peace, at last, within his own ocean.