Watermouth | Teen Ink


August 25, 2016
By PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
65 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you
on the breezes of the sky,
and you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
what if you fly?

~Eric Hanson

Mama, I watch you run to the ocean

like I watched him leave.

I want to follow,

but my scars healed over the sand,

bound me to the shore.

The sea will wrap its watery hands around my throat.

The saltwater will sting my eyes and make me cry.

The ocean will drown me and tell me it's what I want

like him.

Mama, I'm not ready to learn how to swim.

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.

Smith Summer

Parkland Speaks

Campus Compare