September 21, 2012
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Sometimes I forget
that I am a sea-child,
child of the ocean and waves and tides.
I will become
locked in those cities and
streetscapes that I cannot help but adore.
But the sight of waves and sand
and that salty scent that sticks to my skin -
it leaves me longing for the way the waves pull me
away from the shore
(that up and up and down and the toss),
and the way it turns my skin so blue,
the way it makes me not feel a thing.

In the ocean,
I am the ocean.
I may not know the secrets it hides
but I need not understand
only feel.

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BrandiBooth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm
Oo love this, sounds like something I would try to write :P great work 
lawlessjo said...
Sept. 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm
this is really well done!!! I saw your post in the tumblr tag "teen ink" and i am so glad i clicked on the link because you should be so proud! This is very well written.
Monotoneminor said...
Sept. 28, 2012 at 1:43 am
This is so good,
Start being proud of yourself

I appreciate this greatly,
Thankyou for bringing this poem intoo my life.
This is legitimately from the heart :)
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