There’s no score card in life,
though people have drawn lines in the sand,
made scales that only weigh things.

The ocean never counts
how many shells its given away,
especially ones its polished for years.

Asking, how many songs do you carry?
How many sun-lit waves and salty notes
have risen from the depth of your ocean floor?

And how long have you floated in bliss?
Trusted Divine currents, braving
the rugged undertow that leads to peace.