We turned the oceans into seas

We turned the oceans into seas;
the vast beyond into the space between.

And some romantics think the more
you know a thing the less it means.

But that more I know you, the less
I know about the sea.

And what once was beach,
now is wave;
what once was cove or bay
now open ocean;

and what once was endless froth,
endless surface, infinite plane

is dark, and deep, and down.