Dark Sea

We find our selves adrift and afloat on the dark sea of awareness.

We uselessly flail and struggle against the current.

We curse our fate that our struggle seems necessary.

Never realizing that we are made of awareness,
the same stuff as the dark sea.

Not knowing that we are one with the dark sea,
a brief eddy current of awareness
that exists for a short time
and then dissolves, merging back into the dark sea.

With no trace remaining that we, our swirl, ever existed.

But the dark sea of awareness, it goes on into infinity.
Paul Elliott, 2006