”... loud as the sea ...” — Elizabeth Alexander

Ocean currents don't care if we can't hear their songs, if we're talking too much, chattering about inside our own heads

nor does this tumbling ocean care if we never hear of where they have come from nor where they are going, in tandem to moonlight

What this ocean is showing us is how to just be, how to move, how to rely on the sky at night, and crash this solid earth, while still continuing onward

— inspired by Deanna's Advent Poetry and “Rally” by Elizabeth Alexander