This time the prompt is to write about Message In a Bottle.
blue tinted veined tapered bottle
floating aimlessly up and down
finds direction when waves crash
i watch it with anticipation willing
it to reach towards me. swirling
it plays hide and seek like a child.
tired it comes and rests on sand-
turning over, sated with journey
origination of which is unknown.
i let it be, but only for a short while;
bending down on my knees, picking
it up with care, i examine squinting
to look into its interior, visibility of
which is almost zero. waxed cork
comes off easily enough. rolling
to ground, parchment falls at my feet.
eagerly i pick it up, opening it with
care, my eyes scan it taking in little
details. perplexed for a split second
comprehension dawns. blankness of
that missive brings forth with force-
messages with no words stay forever
hanging in air confined to a minute
space spread universally, soundlessly.
no words can replace profoundness
of calm least of all message in a bottle
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