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Glaucus Atlanticus

August 2, 2022
By ConnorKu SILVER, Yorba Linda, California
ConnorKu SILVER, Yorba Linda, California
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Glowing from underneath,

Light is bestowed by the sun.

At last, morning has arrived.

Under the water I dip,

Coming into the sky.

Unable to contain themselves,

Stormy winds give me a ride.


After a while I become tired,

The harsh waves ache my body.

Loving to forfeit control,

Always denying it,

Never able to commit to either.

This is what I am and why

I am usually alone.

Company is not bad– I am just

unable to keep it.

Stingingly nauseating!


The author's comments:

These sea slugs are pelagic; they float upside down by using the surface tension of the water to stay up, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents... The symptoms that may appear after being stung are nausea, pain, vomiting, acute allergic contact dermatitis, erythema, urticarial papules, potential vesicle formation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. - Wikipedia


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on Aug. 4 at 1:48 am
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

IDK how to explain it but this was such a satisfyng read..good work!