when i was eight
a wave caught me and dragged me under
well actually she swept me up from the ocean floor
my feet and body entirely unanchored
i was entirely at her mercy
she rolled and dragged me and my body was not my own and she owned me
she took me
and so i fought free and she has never claimed me since
the ocean herself the world’s most powerful muscle
not even she could take and keep me
you own me like the ocean
you catch me in your teeth
and shake me about and
i want you to.
it is a joyful thing.