view from the ocean floor looking up to sunlight

i am lying on the bottom of the ocean

looking up 

seeing through light and shadows

looking through

different planes of glass layered over one another

it is peaceful on the bottom of the ocean

peaceful and quiet

yet very cold

and sometimes the pressure

the weight 

hurts my chest

i look up and see the underbellies of the fish that swim by

it looks like they are flying

like i am watching great creatures move across the sky

they can’t see me 

they don’t look down

i look up

like clouds moving

sometimes i can feel the sunlight 

rays of sunlight 

even from down here

water makes it move like a flower

this is the most interesting part of my days on the ocean floor

that’s when i forget that it hurts to breathe

pool of fishes

she dipped her hand into clear water and waited

all of the sudden a fish lifted its head and kissed her finger

another fish swam over

and another

and another

and she smiled as they let her glide her hand over their scales 

it started to rain

she looked up 

and as she did

a raindrop bounced into her eye and she blinked

and stood up

she put the hood of her jacket over her head

and then she walked along the green path home 

featured image is a painting by Diane Holmes

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