Shark's Cove

fish, fish everywhere!
single, in pairs, in schools
herbivores grazing
hunters swimming around
not hunting, that I can see
but fast and curious
even a glimpse of a turtle
waves traveling under the rock
to surface as geysers
some smooth and symmetrical
like mushrooms of water
others white and foamy
a waterfall off the edge of the rock
a rock so flat I walk barefoot
the waterfall long and smooth
a miniature niagara
whose fall depends on the wave
now short, now long
diving into the ocean
is a matter of waiting
for the wave to come back
the ocean to love me
because whether or not the ocean loves
people need love
and the ocean loves us