Are they eyes or suckers
that latch onto us as we sail
across the jewel-glint oceans in search of new land?
We look to the horizon,
only hands of salt sparkles greet us,
but we can feel it beyond.
It has a pulse, a thrum,
that even the deepest depths cannot hide
from knowing ears.
The claws that may once have gripped us
have become cracked and dry,
brittle enough to break at a single touch,
and our boat is the ramming kind now.