The Ocean

May 21, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor

                                                                  Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

a child

dwelling in me


her favorite thing

every summer

was floating


in the ocean


drifting afar

from what’s happening

in her life

trembling knees

frightened heart

all washed away


in the arms of

the warm water


voices of people

sounded away

… it felt

a different world


inhaling and exhaling

the constant breath

synchronized with


echoed through

her own chamber

the sun above her

glared so bright

made the world

in orange crimson red




she felt 

yet enveloped 

in the warmth of

love and light


i returned



This poem was composed with #6 Prompt: What dwells within the unconscious mind? for "a 30 Day Poetry Challenge" on Write Under the Moon.