I am carved out of a tree,
a wooden heart
splintered by my ancestry.

I’m rotting lumber
trying to make a name
for myself despite
my waterlogged existence.

I am carved out of the ocean,
a sinking ship
anchored by my heritage.

Though I’m tied to the shore,
I dream of sailboats
navigating the waves
in the wind’s direction.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: “Watermark” by Sleeping at Last and “Wooden Heart” by Listener

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allets's picture

Nice Wood

Tried to find Listener and sleep in the directory, no luck, the inspirational source was unlocted for such a well sculpted piece. - Lady A



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The two inspirational pieces

The two inspirational pieces are actually songs. You can google the artists and titles.