Umbrella Movement / December 2014 (Issue 26)

My Aquarium

photography by Manson Wong, poetry by Lo Mei Wa

My first aquatic life underwater without my parents this summer completed my growth. The first time when I mistook the sea surface as the blue sky, I screamed, and didn’t know it feels so good to lose the whole world. Other water-breathing creatures nodded at me and this is how I realized my tentacles are gone and I am tough. They said our two legs were already chopped to keep off from the land. We are outcasts. But now I think swimming is even easier to life. Every night when I eye skywards at the rippling blue-and-white clouds streaking across my new firmament, I feel like sleeping in the safe arms of my mother.
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