Some hear distant rumbles

and vaguely remember

there is an ocean nearby, somewhere.

Some watch rolling waves

and are content to see

blue tides crashing, splashing.

Some touch, even taste, the salty water

and feel glad to be brave,

straddling the shore.

Then there are others

(Fear being Passion’s slave)

who dive into that alien space.

What cold reception awaits!

Yet, plunge they do

and new worlds embrace.