The man fell in love with the sea
and kept her heart as his key.
For she tossed him and tried to drown him many a time
without any real reason or rhyme.
He broke her waves that kept him at bay,
but she would start again every new day.
For she loved him too, that monstrous sea
filled with hatred for what she believed herself to be.
Together, they combined as one
being finally able to feel the warmth of the sun.
Yet in old age his sea legs were forced on land,
and his sea could feel him slip away through the sand.
Many new sailors tried to win her favor
but she will never again love another.