Love & Relationships, Poetry

Comparing You To The Ocean

ocean beach california

There is much to be said about the ocean and its consistency,
The waves, the sound, the break against the shore,
The warmth and the cool
and the rushing tide turning to foam.

There is much to be said about the ocean’s reliability,
The settling, the sweeping,
the shards of shells moving in and out,
a gentle sweep of salty air in noses.

But the ocean is big,
is endless,
is ever-changing
even in all the ways it is steady.

And I think that’s what scares me the most.

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️