Aquarium Journey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I slam my tender palms
against the glass,
sucking in my cheeks,
my eyes protruding.
This creature
meets me face to face –
as an equal.
Every minimal shift
is intriguing;
it is engulfing
every part of my body
’til I feel my flesh soften
into morsels of rainbow scales.
My surroundings
are sopping
in saltwater,
the same kind that burned
my eyes at the beach.
But I froze to marble,
as a man
with deep creases
spreading on his face
asked me to stop leaning against
the glass;
I would envy
that exotic gift in the glass
more than any Man.

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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heartoftheocean95 said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm
This is awesome! I love it! I wrote one about the ocean as well. It's called "Angels of the Deep". I'd appreciate your opinion on it. :)
 
Katie S. said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 1:08 am
i love it!
 
<3Vballismylife<3 said...
Apr. 17, 2009 at 12:24 pm
I love it!
 
alayapoetgirl said...
Apr. 3, 2009 at 7:42 pm
I'm blown away! Great detail. I can totally picture eveything!!!!!!!!!
 
DancingInTheRaen said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Vividly beautiful! I love this part: "It is engulfing every part of my body 'til I feel my flesh soften into morsels of rainbow scales." Love it love it love it!
 
McHale replied...
Dec. 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm
I lve it... It was amazing...
 
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