“Go ahead and tell me
That you know all I can be,
You’ve studied every droplet
Of my ever-changing sea.
But weren’t you ever taught
That seas are only where it ends?
The things that tell the story
Are the river’s twists and bends.
The ocean isn’t everything,
It’s part of it of course,
But you cannot judge its currents
If you do not know their source.”
(photograph by Jennifer Stenglien)