The Ocean’s Depths
By Yoseivy Aguilar
Based off of my love for the ocean but fearing what is underneath the waves.
The ocean will never be fully explored Just like our ever growing universe Never knowing what’s underneath the waves Maybe there are creatures Some that went undiscovered for so long Some that inspired so many myths and legends Perhaps there’s just nothing at all Just water filling all of the cracks of the world They say eyes are the windows to a person’s soul You can say the same for the Earth’s water At surface level, you see what’s it like Waves crashing onto shores People having fun in the salty water Fishes and crabs that dare to venture to the top Wonderful and calm like meeting someone for the first time By only looking You can never truly see You must build for what it really is Venture into the depths Fill with things no other person has ever seen
I have a fear called thalassophobia, meaning having an intense fear of deep waters and seas. I love going to the ocean, especially when visiting family in Puerto Rico. I remember one day learning myths about sea creatures, like the Kraken and learning that only about five percent of the Earth’s ocean is discovered. There are times where I refused to even get waist deep whenever I was at the beach, fearing that something will grab me. My fear of the deep sea isn’t as bad as when I was a kid, but even now that fear affects the love I have for playing in the sea
Yoseivy Aguilar is someone who loves anything that allows them to deeply analyze it to the point where they can easily write ten pages on that small idea or theory. Yoseivy also happens to be cursed with terrible skills in both math and science, a trait uncommon in their family. They hope to write their own psychological thriller story and become a psychiatrist in the near future.