Underwater – L. Stevens

I never

forgot to blow the air

with force out of my nose whenever 

my head was abruptly submerged underwater

exhaling to keep my lungs from filling up with

the cold ocean that stings my eyes and 

the little cuts from my 

razor blade

wading past our knees to

see if the waves could knock us over

or that time we jumped off Jaws bridge on the Vinyard

Except now I am the only one creating 

the waves that knock me over filling

my lungs up my head deep




L. Stevens is an intj who loves learning about everything and filing it away for later. She finished second in little infinite’s first haiku contest and her poetry been featured by Pack Poetry and Free Verse Revolution. She writes short stories and poetry about the moon, darkness, and anything else lurking in the deep abyss of her imagination. You can read more of her work at everyday-strange.com and on instagram at @everydaystrangeblog. 

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