Deeper Water Awaits

Deeper water awaits;
and with it, the dark creatures,
lurking residents of eternal night,
visitors of your realm of dreams;

deeper water lures;
and yet it alienates, this dark creature,
embodiment of ancient scars,
repository of your humanity and hope;

deeper water calls;
to tread lightly, swim surely,
dive for past and future and pearls,
to separate silt from stars

and resurface to air and light.