The Waves

It is likely that the waves

are what you heard last night
or last week or month
and have forgotten
though they woke you.
No matter you live landlocked.
I’ve heard them too;
so has my wife.
(Not the baby;
they don’t seem to hear
the waves.)
You and I, though, we’re fated for this,
to wake again to the crash. Only
next time it will come from inside us.

— Daniel Bowman Jr.,