They say no man is an island,
But the way those waves crashed around him
Proved such a theory untrue.
Sometimes hope flickered in his ocean eyes,
Then disappeared in their depths,
Like a diamond lost in the blue.
An immovable mass of uninhabited land,
All jagged edges, not a sliver of sand.
Yet I witnessed a hint of softness,
A rare smile reaching his eyes,
Wishing his hostile shores welcomed me home,
The one and only guest,
On his lonely isle.