Discovering a New World
Down below into the sea, where the light disappears,
And the water becomes like the night, I saw a face
Of a creature I never knew. We locked eyes, in silence,
And we both recognized I was lost.
The water around me was cold, and I didn’t need to
Move my arms anymore, instead I floated, as if I
Had always been so low in the ocean. But that was
Not the case, and I was afraid.
The creature in front of me had a serpent’s body,
But a dolphin face. He was gold, and bright, and soon
I realized, it was his light that allowed me to see
In the darkness of the water. I was cold.
You’re not from here, he said, you are lost
And invading my world. I tried to answer, but
I couldn’t speak under water. What do you want,
What are you searching for? Where is your home?
I wanted to answer, but my words were lost, so
I smiled, and hoped to float towards above.
But the ocean was cold, and the creature didn’t
Smile back. He just swam around me, in silence.
I closed my eyes, and felt the creature closer to me,
It was warm, and its touch was gentle.
When I awoke I was laying in the sand, alone,
But I knew I had discover a new world.