I want to swim
And disappear.
Into the blue depths,
Reflecting light until black ink creeps,
In through the shadows,
And paint my arms and my body.

Until the fish living in the mermaid caves,
Come out to greet and say they’re here for me,
And show me how when I go near the undertow, they say no and turn back,
Scales glisten of thwart.

I want to swim back towards the reflective light and wash away the salt,
Stuck to my body like my clothes which can hold my thoughts,
And I look beyond the blue waves and it’s white teeth,
I see far and the bright sun,
Which turns orange and the sky becomes hazy
Into brown and gold.

And I realise I truly am alone in this place.
A lonely blue planet.


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