Thalassophobia

Black is the shade of the briny deep, where mystery lurks and sun sleeps.

What lies beneath the calming waves, in the middle of the endless sea?

One can only wonder what aquatic creature waits to engulf its prey.

No canines or claws to evade, just tentacles, gills and enormous eyes.

Fangs are present though not visible to heed the danger until it’s too late.

The best predators wear the guise of the divine, hauntingly inviting.

Mermaid songs are so enticing until the message is revealed and ship is wrecked.

The screams of sailors’ music to the ears of leviathans and grinning sirens.

Though the heavens have not been entirely explored, the ocean is left untouched.

Wise men dare not question this fact for the fear is below what men can see.

Submarines cannot shield from the hunger of behemoths.

How can one possibly see them coming from the perspective of fish bait?

Even an Olympic swimmer could not be swift enough to escape.

Dare not to plunge and test the ancient ones, they will not be amused.

Poseidon be the least of your worries, for far lie further in the depths.

Devil’s water, enigmatic and suspiciously serene to unknowing beings.

The only option is to admire from a safe distance, do no more than dip your feet.

The tide upon the shore a warning to tread carefully and retreat to the stand.

No man’s land is ironically dripping wet and layered with algae.

To imagine beyond the sickly green is a horror I hope never to see.

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