Not Scared of the Whale

Som, 11
Miami Arts Charter School, Miami Beach, Florida

The squid, pink and small but brave,
swims through the sea.
Everything is surrounded by a dark shade of
blue in the deep.

Something colossal stirs in the black,
It is a sperm whale looking for prey.
The sperm whale is huge, at least
50 feet long, the squid is far too small and will be
a mere snack for the whale

The squid moves down,
unworried, to the endless bottom.
Getting colder and colder.

 

Written in response to "The Owl" by Arthur Sze