On the Bottom of an Ocean

by Hiền Nga

On the bottom of an ocean,

It’s inconvenient to do anything:

Breathe, eat, sleep, write,

Find balance, feel alright.

You make weird sounds through your mouth in the water,

And your face is soaking wet

Water hurts your eyes I guess.

And that pressure of the water layering on top of your chest

Must feel really bad.

But you can’t choose to drown instead.

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