a wave was rolling

caught sight
of a shoreline

freaked out
when it heard

other waves wailing
a breakers dirge.

in the throes of doom
it heard a deep fathom voice

You’re not a wave
you fool
you’re part of the ocean

Image Credit:Jeremy Bishop

Thomas J Strong Bio

I was born in St. Paul, Mn the oldest boy of ten children. I attended St. Marks grade school and St.Paul Central high school. After high school I tried attending college (3 times) but dropped out and spent 4-5 years traveling. I finally graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS-Chemical Engineering in 1981, got married and spent the next 35 years working and raising a family. I retired in 2017 and am working full time pursuing my muses.