On a sun-gilded sea
light illuminates the darkest places
swim deep and frolick
among family

Shadow from below
shatters calm water
black and white spectre
haunting the surf

flurry of flippers
find safety upon
the white island

Reaper fin slices
through waves
sinking beneath
ice flows

Stranded cries
lost to birds screeching
every shape is a nightmare
bobbing around you

Dark head emerges
sleek as a bullet
the island is turned into
a seesaw

Teeth glisten like ice picks
jaws snap closed
another soul taken
to a watery graveyard


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