Beneath the Surface

The ocean
I have seen nothing more beautiful
Its vastness
Its abundance
The colors
Its special part and place in all that exists
It's ever-changing
Constantly moving
Even when it appears to be still
It takes from all of the rivers and streams
But its gifts are boundless

And all this I see
Only looking at the surface
But it's beneath the surface
That even more beauty lies
The depth
The life
Our universe beneath the surface

And so it may be
There is always more
More than what we see on the surface
More than what we know
More than what we can grasp
More than we can feel

And to access that special place
Beneath our surface
Beyond our mind
Free from our thoughts
There we find heaven
Right here, right now.

Joe Fox
May 25, 2017