Looking At The Sea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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The little, azure waves

are but

ripples in the whole sea

where dolphins may frolic.



2

The darkness of night

covers the beach

like a veil for mourning.

But no one is sad.

Night swimming.



3

Stars cast light over

calm beaches,

beckoning,

with hidden green and blue hues.



4

Black on white.

Night sky against the

ivory cleanliness

of crashing surf.

Dark,

but not overwhelming.

White,

but not blinding.



5

Soft moonbeams make the sea

shimmer, resplendent with

unearthly luster.

The ocean never seemed clearer,

as luminous.

It is like a lantern.



6

Too late to be out.

Vast sky, if you can call

the darkness sky.

Ebony, sable, jet.



7

Sometimes breaking waves deafen.

But not now -

they are at peace.

You can dive into a wave -

let it wrap you up

with frigid arms

and take you for a wild ride

reminiscent of a roller coaster

only better.

You can always go back.



8

Tiny, miniscule stars,

blotches of light

eons away.

They are candles

on the altar of the world,

emitting light.

Infinite lights,

specks, motes, particles.



9

Crash,

Crash,

Crash,

waves don't wait for anyone,

they break

violently against each other,

thrusting forward.

Waves don't care.



10

There could be bloodthirsty sharks

the great white with

red-stained teeth.

Imagine the dolphins playing,

the tortoises paddling with

lazy buoyancy,

rosy starfish,

blue whales dwarfing

a whole school of

seahorses and lobsters and crabs.

Penguins dive

and seals bark.



Tonight, though, all is silent,

the sea sleeps.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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