POEM: Discovery

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

by RACHEL BEHRENS - October 10, 2019


photo by KATIE HUMPHREY

Standing on an ocean

of frigid winter waters,

tantalized by the Shark

chilled in time beneath,


Its unusual calmness,

speckled by the last feeling

of a fin upon the water's blade,

is maintained within its Eyes.


A fabled relic

unbothered by the ice,

No driving force is

hot enough to soften

this delicate Predator

still waiting to be discovered.

For I have yet to get the strength

to melt the ocean waves.

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