Below the Surface

The layers below the surface of the sea
Are like the hidden levels found in me:
Except for squalls, a calm and happy face;
The unseen floor a quiet and settled space;
Between, run troubled waters, ebb and flow,
Upheavals, fast descents, to and fro
Suspended flotsam in the currents caught—
My middle filled with agitated thought.

—JRMatheny