Surfers choose their waves thoughtfully.
runs, tumbles, and missed opportunities
teach them to feel when it’s time to
paddle in, stand up, ride the wave.
Again and again,
They choose a wave,
And get back on.
Sometimes it’s magic.
More often, it’s another fall.
They spend more time off the board, than on it.
Maybe you’ve been beaten up by the waves,
thrown off your board, feeling the sting of the water.
Now, the choice comes:
Will you get back on the board?