the wind picks up
and the sea begins to foam
waves rise and flash their frothy snarls

sea stars tumble helplessly in the violent waves
limbs are ripped off and tossed aside carelessly
the sea is blue – the sea is black – the sea is white

why are you so violent?

after what seams like eternity the waves begin to soften
the sea stars have been tossed carelessly in a heap

but time passes – limbs regenerate