Out of the Blue

Written by: Janette Fisher

Suddenly, silently, 
        in the depths of an azure ocean
	they appear from out of the blue,

Hearts beat faster 
        as we are surrounded and fear makes
	adrenalin course through our veins

As one, we watch them 
        glide gracefully around us, and
	 one can’t help but feel the

Reverence and wonder of 
        being among these menacing,
	 magnificent creatures, these

Killers of the seas; glorious
        natural predators, often vilified for their nature, 
                 and who to many, are misunderstood

Suddenly, silently, just as they came,
        they disappear back into the blue
	leaving nought, but a sense of loss.


For the In Search of the Human Mind contest - topic 'Awe'