Schools of bright yellow thoughts
Orange and black stripes down the sides
Joy, compassion, happiness, and love
Move in unison as they dart back and forth, and up and down.
Thoughts that are pale, ruddy, and snub nosed
Appear as to have swam through soot
Loneliness, boredom, and sadness
Plod along through the water.
Bottom feeding thoughts, sunless and ashen
Ferret through the silt of the past
Regret, hurt and loss
Feed on old memories, no longer needed.
Playful dolphin thoughts chasing boats
Jumping, flipping and flopping
Laughter, smiles, carefree and inquisitive
Create their own fun as they go.
Treacherous ego barracuda thoughts
Sleek and ferocious, baring menacing teeth
Doubt, worry, anger and fear
Eat up happy thoughts, disrupting the harmonious sea.
The sudden sunrise thought of the whale’s fluke
Spanning the horizon with graceful ease
Surprise, awe, beauty and epiphany
Silently slip back below, ripples of smiles in its wake.
Thoughts constantly moving
Interacting, evolving and creating
Never going backwards or stopping
In the deep blue sea of my mind.