The Connection


Once we were fish

moving freely in the sea.

Our bodies were soft and swift

and we had no belongings.


Now that we crawled out of the sea

we are dry and full of cravings.

We wander city to city

carrying the memory of the sea

(but it isn't just a memory).


Listen very carefully and you will hear

the sea in your body.

You know, our blood is seawater

and we are all seacarriers.


~Yoko Ono, from 'Seven Little Stories'