Aquarium Journey MAG

By Farah Momen, Congers, NY

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.

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on Aug. 13 2011 at 9:35 pm
girlonfire95 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

-Dr. Seuss

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. :)

McHale BRONZE said...
on Dec. 14 2010 at 9:58 pm
McHale BRONZE, Sidney, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
Life has its ups and downs but no matter what always look forward and to the bright side.

I lve it... It was amazing...

katie101 said...
on Apr. 18 2009 at 1:08 am
katie101, Hueytown, Alabama
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i love it!

on Apr. 17 2009 at 12:24 pm
<3Vballismylife<3 BRONZE, Arlington Heights, Illinois
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I love it!

on Apr. 3 2009 at 7:42 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

I'm blown away! Great detail. I can totally picture eveything!!!!!!!!!

on Apr. 1 2009 at 3:30 pm
bluewordy SILVER, Canandaigua, New York
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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!


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