Dolphin | Teen Ink


June 26, 2017
By est16 DIAMOND, Hewitt, Texas
est16 DIAMOND, Hewitt, Texas
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My feet waded through a stream
Of water that gleams
My body thrusts forward
Towards the dolphin horde
The dolphin’s skin
Is rubber; it lifts its head to grin
My hand surfaces out of the light blue
Water; sleekness will brew
From the grayed
Rubber; like a balloon laid
Across the water; not popping
As I pressed and squeezed the skin without stopping
The dolphin’s mouth reveals small teeth
As if they were razors from a reef
Yet, the dolphin doesn’t attack; its eyes close
From the soothing touches I impose
My hands tilt under the dolphin’s chin
It allows me to do so; close to its fin
A nearby camera flashes
My picture with the dolphin; the camera lashes
At a perfect scene; a young girl
With a dolphin; until
Trills and clicks serve as noise
Disrupting the scene like winding toys
Two wrists coil around my arm
My feet climbed the shallow steps without alarm
Before I leave, I wave
At the dolphin; it smiles at what I gave
My cousin follows; also smiling
Happiness piling
The dolphin watches us go
It then joins the other dolphins; letting the water glow
I lower myself through the light blue water
Wading towards the dolphin; the texture feeling hotter

The author's comments:

Went on vacation with family; had opportunity to swim with dolphins

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This article has 2 comments.

Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 20 at 10:23 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
62 articles 21 photos 429 comments

Favorite Quote:
Normal people don't know what they're missing.

Hey @est16, I don't know if you're still active or if you aged out of TeenInk, I hope you know that you are appreciated and beautiful and you are a great writer, even if your talent went ignored on this site for so long. I am sorry about that.

on Jul. 18 at 7:33 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
177 articles 22 photos 708 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"

this is amazing, youre a great poet