What Lies Beneath, Tracy Maras

truculent spirit
zest of being
pouring briskly
into its endeavors

there lies
true measure
hard essence
of pure substance

force and drive
expansion and contraction
never letting go
seeking its own path

as it is with the vast sea
formidable, unrelenting
carrying complex elements
swirling and plunging

boundless yet focused
deep and true
rising to challenges
maintaining stride

countenance evolves
on its surface
forming only a glimpse
of what lies beneath

Mark Russillo