The love of the sea is a strong addiction.
Once it grabs you, you will never be free.
Whenever you meet the ocean in fiction,
you dream where you would rather be.
You need the salt that you breathe in the air
and you feel you can never get your fill.
You need the horizon you only find there
and the rolling that moves you along at will.
Whoever has loved this with body and heart
will always remember the depth that grew,
and will long for another chance to start
on a voyage to find that this love is true.