Poem in response to Life Below Water
February 2019

Ocean Paint

By Caroline Sun

Seagrass

covers undulating fields, whisper-soft green

 

Small fish

Streak, tiny orange comets in a vast ocean

 

Coral

bursts, fiery explosions of volcano red

 

Anemone

tremble, pink fingers waving lazily

 

Life,

nothing but

 

Flicks

of a brush on a blue-black canvas

 

Then, a flash

of black and white and grey

 

Plastic

tossing in the frothing

waters;

silver flecks

of aluminum, too-pale

stars in a sickly

sky;

drifting nets

unfurl, curling tentacles

reaching;

escape

           escape

                        escape

 

Grey scarred hide

white bloated bags

black.

 

Dark,

         hungry.

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