Beneath the Surface

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“beneath the surface, lay the dark, frigid, salty, unknown,”

maryann
Swishing 
through the shallows,
wrinkled toes, 
weightless, 
in an endless, bottomless sea.

At first
glance,
an ocean 
looks wild and deep, 
yet,

beneath the surface,
lay the dark, 
frigid, salty, 
unknown, 

fear 

grabs ankles ,
broken shells, cut,
slimy seaweed, tickles, 
dances with hairy legs.  

Suddenly, 

my mind moves,
wondering,
if eels, jellyfish
maybe even sharks 
are circling,

looking up at me, 
laughing, plotting. 
below.
I squirm, 

sweating, 
fighting hard 
to keep my composure, 
tip-toeing,

sheer terror,

ever-so-quickly 
scrambling to the sand,
the shore. 

Relief !!

having
just survived 
another 
NDE.

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