The Other 95%
We’ve only seen
roughly five percent of the ocean.
is speculation. I imagine
an infinity of people
under the glossy surface.
A million middle path
Africans, bird bones bent
deep in wet sand. Shackles
rusted away by salt. War heroes
playing cards with crustaceans,
undetected by radar and
the teeth of bombs. Countless
lost hopelessly at sea
now cradled in the currents’arms.
Sometimes, they roll their eyes upward
and watch us through the looking-glass.
Mostly, I imagine
Biographical Note for Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith is a senior English major from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. She will student teach during her final semester and obtain her licensure to teach English at the secondary education level. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and see where life takes her.