Poem by Reanna Guerrero
2 inches between us
staring into your
Brown and white seas
The two passageways so vivid
A voice tells me to jump in, but I am scared
I slip my life jacket on
To make sure I keep safe,
it doesn’t help because
The waves swallow me into the depths of your seas
How is it possible that I am back in the water?
I see the shark, there it is again
Closing my eyes, holding on tight, I scream
Intensively waiting for the shark to gnaw on me.
But wait, it doesn’t –
He tells me to take my life jacket off
For it won’t hurt me this time
Opening my eyes, I look around and see colors. I see greens, blues, purples, red, and pinks.
The stormy clouds begin to evaporate
The boggle of noise start to dissipate
Anxiety, fear, and loneliness slip away
The universe slowly disappears
For some reason I feel safe, this time I feel right…