Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bridge to Terabithia

I'm moving gently forward,
over the wild and beautiful,
unexplored world below me.

I'm floating in silence,
and breaking it up
with the sound of my breath.

Above me, there's nothing
but shimmery light,
the place where I've come from,
and will go back to
when I am done here.

I'm diving.
I'm a scuba diver.

I'm going deeper past
the wrinkled rocks and dark seaweed
toward a deep blueness
where a school of silver fish wait.

As I swim through the water,
bubbles burst from me,
wobbling like little jellyfish
as they rise.

I check my air.
I don't have as much time
as I need to see everything,
but that is what makes it so special.

(Bridge to Terabithia, 2007)

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