At times you are timid;
Testing my temperature as the ocean water tickles the shore
Others, you are more sure of yourself;
Ebbing and flowing about me,
Stroking emotions I have hidden far too long.
Yet others you come crashing in;
Tempestuous, unbridled, fierce
Ripping a piece of me with you
Leaving me longing,
And when I least expect it;
Come crashing home once more,
Into my arms, a penitent sinner,
Relentless in your pleas for mercy.
Ever the fool, I take you back
For what is a beach without her ocean love?
Beware, My Love,
That you do not retreat too often,
That you control your storm-driven heart,
For there is only so much of me
There will be nothing left for you to return to.