Childish GetawayRays wraps you in a blanket.
Once comforting and warm,
The sun unpredictably lashing out with rage,
Forces you from your seat in search of serenity.
Leaping through a battlefield of sharp points,
Cool and dense it greets you.
If only you could,
Stay under longer.
Your own secret, peaceful world.
The intensity of a wave but only sways your body.
Eyes squeezed tight, you can see everything.
A mermaid? A castle? Always a happy ending.
A throbbing in your lungs drives you to the surface.
Back to reality’s madness.
[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2013 EDITION]
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