Salty Tea – Jessica Levett

I make friends with the dolphins and the leggy octopus

Salty Tea

I am a monster,

I have eyes but I don’t see what you see,

I see things from beneath the sea,

Drowning bodies and shipwrecked tea.

I live my life,

Jumping from crate to crate,

But as the waves push back I’m merely jumping in the same space.

With nobody around me,

I’m the only one of my race.

I make friends with the dolphins and the leggy octopus.

But I couldn’t swim nor hide as well as they could.

I have two arms and two legs,

With some sort of a body and face.

When I look down at the water,

All I see is a trace.

So empty, 

So plain,

The artist gave up again.

I don’t even know my real name.

You see I’m lonely out at sea,

but at least I have my saltwater tea.

By Jessica Levett

Age: 18

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