Tides of Your Life
by Judith Gass
Why are you waiting to begin your life?
Do you think the world should care and come soliciting?
Listen to the knocking at the door of your own heart
It is only faint because you have not answered.
You have fooled yourself with preparations
Time left laughing while you considered possibilities
You have slept long enough
Tomorrow may be too late
When you finally dare open the door, your life will begin arriving
Cautiously at first
unbelieving that the gate so long locked against the tide has finally been opened
Then with rivulets of forgotten sorrows
Then with swells of neglected dreams
Then with waves of joyful revelation
The sea will follow
And you will be swept by the full and magnificent tides of your own longing
That no one else can give you