Mellisa Salazar

Rookie - 93 Points (February 29,1996 / Malibu, Ca)

Subsisting Submerged - Poem by Mellisa Salazar

there’s a million pearls in a giant clam

shut tight forever

and the roses keep on blooming

and the clouds keep on moving


but my shell is stuck buried at the bottom


pretending I am someone else

pretending I am somewhere else


but if I open up

my pearls will float away


and if I stay seeled tight

will forever alone I stay?


who will set me free?

how much longer shall I stay confined

until one day

I simply could not hold them all inside


and every pearl I ever cherished

was suddenly gone

holding my grip tight for so long

they were the only beauty

that i had ever known


up to the surface i float

across the sea to the shore

i spent a week on the sand

Now I kept my eyes peeled on land

I’ll never miss a thing again.

Topic(s) of this poem: fear, hiding, letting go, life, ocean, sea, waiting


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 18, 2015


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