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he stood barefooted on the surface of the floe
his known unknown world right below
surrounded by a partly frozen ocean 
showing smallest or lesser motion
touched by immense intense cold 
ice bounding all the unspoken and untold
only natural skin-deep arctic breathing 
prevented renewed feeling of teething 

warmth slowly melted little islands of ice 
facilitating each a temporary flotation device 
precarious compulsory slippery leaps 
caused little clouds of old snow's dust sweeps 
lung capacity limited diving beneath the surface 
becoming an inescapable challenging purpose 
regained presumed lost boldness 
embracing reincarnated coldness

almost elusive limpid rising bubbles
next to their spouses with icy troubles
floating  between those curved rounded lines 
the diver followed their directional signs
most frigid fifty-meter-long underwater world 
reveals unexpected hidden heat unfurled
displaying  the disclosure of polar deliverance 
offering his unbelievable life fulfilling ambiance 

©Ellie Daphne

Copyright © Elly D. A. Wouterse

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