American Images: Come Home the Sea by J Gerald Crawford

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Come Home the Sea

Photographer: J Gerald Crawford



I DON’T KNOW¬†where it’s been.

I don’t know how long it’s been gone.

Has it churned with storms?

Has it been battered with rain?

Has its cold waters sought the sun?

What shores has it touched?

What lives has it touched?

What does it hide?

What secrets has it buried?

Why did it leave?

Why did it decide to come back?

Or did it have any choice?

Mankind has no power over the waves.

Mankind is helpless in its wake.

Only the moon takes it away.

Only the moon brings it back.

Come home the sea.

J Gerald Crawford
J Gerald Crawford



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  • Caleb Pirtle

    Crawf, I can sit and watch the sea crawl on shore for hours, and I always wonder where it’s been and why it decided to come back.

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