Inner Mind


Ode to Seaweed

The ocean waves harvest you
and deposit you on the beach
in seemingly endless supply
where I may easily reach you
to bag you for feeding the soil.

Worm food, micro-organism food,
containing all the essential nutrients
needed for the health of human bodies.

Seaweed, in so many colours and forms,
your shapes are a delight to behold.

You grow in the sea, nourishing
myriads of beings and creatures
and then, when your life there ends,
you seek the ocean currents
to transport you to the beach
to offer yourself to transformation
in my garden soil to nourish
the vegetables that feed me.

Thank-you seaweed.