Using all five main senses, and any others you think are appropriate, describe a journey down into the depths of the sea.
Consider which narrative perspective you will use for this, particularly if there are non-human senses you could explore.
It started with colors
Blues, greys, green,
And it’s not always clear
What’s up or down
But kelp orients us back to
Curiosity takes us deeper
But as we descend
A blue world on top
Instead of green below
Our bodies say no
There’s nowhere to go
There’s nowhere else to explore
When you never feel right
The flow of the world on my skin cooling the essence of my soul with undying
Blue movements twisting into
visions of lives.
thrown to the abyssal plain to give
to true oblation as we fall deep within the ribs of the world.
screaming upon horizons.
beaming the sensation of salt and blood on the...
I transformed for the first time that night, stepping my cold feet on the wet shores of the Mediterranean, my footsteps leaving marks that lasted only moments before the slow wave wiped them away. The moon was bright that night, not a full moon, but bright enough that I could see where I was going without any light present. I didn’t know what to expect, stepping into this new world, following my i...
I swam across the depths of the ocean as fish if every color swam around me. I stopped for a while feeling their living essence. The thrum of the ocean felt like music all around me.
“Nixie, it’s time for dinner!” Called my Mom from our house made of shell bricks and seaweed. I went inside our house. Breathing in the sweet smell of my Mom’s sweet loaf I looked around. Everything w...
As I drift onto the sea
I’m as scared as I can be
On the medium sized boat
And it’s on its way to float
I see a big octopus staring
And I finally tell I’m very daring
It slowly swims away
As I slowly drift away
I land on an island full of trees
As well as the sound of buzzing bees
I go to a coconut tree
And start drinking the water
I don’t know how I’m going to eat
But that’ll be a challenge fo...
Writhing beneath the gentle current floats the great Sockeye salmon. She has begun the arduous trek toward her home-waters, the smell of familiar gravel and streams guiding her wayward journey. The scales on her body begin shifting color, sensitive to the touch. Here where the rivers meet the sea, the water remains murky, severely limiting her vision. However she is strong and healthy, and relies ...
Did you know,
That we don’t have a sense for water?
We can only tell by the temperature shift or the change in pressure.
Or the fact that it would burn in our lungs.
But we need water, right?
We need water just like oxygen to survive.
But suddenly when you’re surrounded by it,
When it’s consumed everything and everyone,
It’ll kill you.
That’s a metaphor for a lot of things, isn’t it?
I was floating yet I was falling.
Because there was water in my bones.
Darkness surrounded me and my eyes burned.
Because there was water in my eyes.
The silence of the ocean was deafening.
Because there was water in my mind.
Pressure weighed on my chest.
Because there was water in my lungs.
I was drowning.
Because there was water in my soul....
You will never know true helplessness, unless you’ve drowned.
The water burns the path it seeps down, mixing with the blood of something foreign.
Every inch of you is awake, begging for impossible salvation.
Even from the ones who hold your head in the water.
The only sound beside your unintelligible gurgles, is the thrashing of your desperate self.
And even that will stop too.
Because the worst p...
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