Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

I sealed my heart in a bottle

and watched the beating waves

of the Atlantic bear it across:

Six years later, I remain vigilant

by the shores, never batting an

eyelid or resting my sea-worn

legs against the protruding rocks,

believing that someone, somewhere,

past the crashing waves and the

killer sharks and the savage pirate

with one arm, my heart will land

gently against my true love’s feet;

’til then I clutch my cloak around

my bony frame a little bit tighter

and gaze romantic at the beautiful

murderer, the ocean.


This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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