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You are my ocean
Please don’t drown me

You come in and you go out
You rise and you fall
Kissing my sands
Sometimes you are lovingly warm
Other times you are ice cold

You are my ocean
Please don’t drown me

All this time
I still don’t know your depths
All your surprises
Your gentle waves I ride on
Your riptides that threaten
To pull me under

You are my ocean
Please don’t drown me

Maybe someday
I will understand you
Maybe someday
I’ll chart your course
Maybe someday


Al Hogan is a poet, painter, and a wanderer. Born in
Gary, Indiana, he now lives in Central Florida.
YOU ARE MY OCEAN
by Al Hogan