As we grow we are told to be afraid of the deep and of what we can’t see, thus meaning when we feel the dark creep up on us we fight it. But I ask the question why? Many people will tell you that if we give in to the dark waves we will be washed away or we will sink. But I see it in a different light, water is there to wash away and cleanse us of our heavy emotions. I believe that in accepting the depths of our shadow self and releasing that pain and confronting our negative side, then we can move further on in our journey to become our higher self. I try to show this in my poetry by showing the thought process of a healing journey and using imagery that I believe others will relate to.