Mami Wata Sings
The bonds that tie you up tight
Are nothing to the surge of the tide.
Just relax, my dear. Float light.
Look to the sky. Enjoy the ride.
Feel your troubles unwind and flick
Harmless against your arms.
Look to the light. It’s no trick.
The water washes away all harm.
Then, my dear, float free and think
Smile about the morrow’s plan
Draw a deep breath. Curl and sink.
Then, kick upward. Swim for land.