I am the raging tempest tossed upon the fretful sea; you are the calm and quiet gale that steadies me. And yet I am the raging sea as well as all its roar; and you are even, still, the sure that calms the shore. And I am blackened night as when the ship has sunk away; and then I see your light which shines as if a day. And in the dark and cold, alone I cry for one to hear, and then you come; you are the lifeboat drawing near. This vessel that you are is strong to bear all my within, for you receive the charge with grace and take me in. You tilt against the whirling swirl and navigate the course so far from tumult, where I dwell with ever force. Your shoulder is against the gale and me against your chest, and we against the hollow grey I come to rest. I find mercurial repose upon a curious shore; because you gently landed me, I ask no more. And so we are of polar force that meets in synergy: you are the shaman of the waves; I am the sea. Theresa Rodriguez is the author of Jesus and Eros: Sonnets, Poems and Songs, a chapbook of thirty-seven sonnets, and Longer Thoughts (Shanti Arts, 2020). She is a retired classical singer and voice teacher who has written for Classical Singer magazine. She recently released an album entitled Lullabies: Traditional American and International Songs which is available on all streaming services.