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Jellyfish

Melinda Shen'24


Sink me in the ocean

Where I could live again,

Over and over for a hundred million years.

Float me along the currents,

With the plankton and the curled tails of horses that don’t wear saddles

And the lions with whiskers and fins.

Where the spots of a whale shark sweep me over like stars,

Where I leave behind A4 papers for stingray bellies and nightlights for angler fish bulbs.

And if somewhere a school bell rings

It would sound like nothing more

Then the rustling of tangled tentacles

Or the echo of dolphin laughter.

(and its a little bit funny,

How we always seem to laugh together)

Call my name

I won't reply,

Sorry, I'm too deep in the sea.


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