Testing the Water
Eve, Age 10, Bronx, NY
waves crash into rocks,
Seagulls soar howling obnoxious squawks.
I stop to think what happens beneath,
The aqua carpet and coral reef.
Would it be cold, dark and wet?
Could I befriend a dolphin as a pet?
Under the sea crustaceans rule,
Little mermaids swim off to school.
Lungs full of air, I poke my head through,
Ten seconds of flotsam, shipwreck and blue.
Perhaps the sea is best left alone,
by land dwellers who ponder the great unknown.