Catch and Release
Unlike herself, she fell asleep, into a deep blue sea.
Unsuspecting of danger, an open portal to destiny.
In bits of sand and shattered streams of bright sun,
She dove into the darkest waters, night stars spun.
Neon lights of sea and weeds pulled her long hair.
Into the castle she did dream, bubbles into the air.
Upon the floor, flying fish, with fins of finest gold.
Spinning up beyond the surface, a story never told.
Holding tight to all she knew, she fell into the spell.
Against bright colored coral to flowering sea, a sail.
A sail of rainbows blowing in the tides of her heart.
It wrapped itself around her, an odyssey to impart.
Flowing in the silk of a ship, she felt her world begin.
Into the rush of crashing waves, her body did ascend.
It bounced upon the ocean in the calm of the moon.
Resting against the silent reflections, heaven bloomed.
Cascading in the pale light of all that she would see,
A fisherman came in the dim hours, to catch, to be.
Into his net she came, like a mermaid of such grace.
Colored wings unfurled, smiling eyes in a worn face.
He dipped his brush into the water, a painter, to be.
Surrendering to such beauty, he set his captive free.
She fell in miles of blue, breathing love into strife.
Within her wings of destiny, she found God’s life.
Upon her sails she flew, she flew against the wind.
She flew through heaven’s window, to begin, again.
Kathy Paysen 2013