by Felipe Alvarez de Toledo
Dive into a sea of blue,
Deeper, let it grow dark.
Deeper, let the water surround you,
Deeper, deeper, let it soak you through.
Dive, away from the light.
In your brain, nitrogen sparks,
Until it becomes dark as night.
Further, further, lose your eyesight.
It isn’t frightening.
More like a blanket,
Wrapped around you by your Mom,
The woman whose hair you would comb,
The woman who held you in her womb;
Bubbles morph, up and away,
But there you stay,
Like a sinking stone,
Lying alone in a green and black zone…
Swim far down,
And when you can’t take it anymore,
See sunlight erupt.
Let your inert body
Lap it all up.