“My Own Sea” by Daniel Garcia


I have my own sea
But I never learned to swim
Now I need floaties

I have my own depths
Maybe they came about when
I gazed into death

Vampires could never
Empty my strong resilience
Or freeze my fever

I cling to my quirks
And all my sensitivity
As the monsters lurk

Life experience
Like changing my climate
Shows I go the distance

And if a merman
Comes along and asks me for
My intricate hand

I will share my sea
And let him in my abyss
As it lifts lightly.