Waterborne

Most times it acts as a mirror 

reflecting curious eyes from its dark secrets

Other times, it becomes transparent

Allowing short glimpses into its world,

before armies of blue veils rush in to censor the rest.

You can only explore it by entering

One touch, and it shivers all over 

It knows you’re here.

The ripples are both a welcome and a warning:

after entering you may decide to leave your other world behind

In this world,

your legs initially desperately search for gravity

before learning that they were wings all along

They’ve been lied to all their life,

until now.

In this world,

the lucky few rays that have penetrated

soon realize that they’ve been trapped.

They begin to seizure along the bottom of the pool,

composing their own turquoise requiem 

They take the secret to their graves,

as the surface mutates into a mirror again

George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books

4 thoughts on “Waterborne

  1. Oh, this is wonderful. I love it how it knows that you’re in, and how

    “your legs initially desperately search for gravity

    before learning that they were wings all along

    They’ve been lied to all their life,

    until now.”

    This is exactly how it feels. 🙂

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