In the dark by the sea

In the dark there is a quiet desperation
A resignation
Not of what is but what might be
For there and the depth of the night
It lies just out of sight

That thing, that desire, that wish that might be
For it is the thing I wish to see
That side of me
That part of me that might be
If I could just see

That greater sense who I might become
One greater than I had imagined
What first appeared out of my reach
Actually appeared upon the beach
And here I stand about to breach
The dream I dared to extend my reach

I must, I trust to find myself
Capable, stable and able to see
That part of me I found by the sea