Sound travels
under the water.

The familiar
becoming noise,
or the nothing

become sound.
Under the water
each breath

becomes a bubble,
strangely reverberating
I am an echo.

© 2016 Melinda Irvine
Daily Prompt: Echo

I shot this video at Wolf Rock off Rainbow Beach (Queensland) Australia in 2007. Wolf Rock is enclosed by a Marine Park and is one of the most significant aggregation sites in Australia for the critically endangered Grey Nurse Shark. Busy with other things, I miss the underwater echoes and strange noise of my breath.

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.


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