No sunlight can reach you.
It is cold and silent, darkness envelopes all and crushes down, but it is home.
Do you believe in age?
Do you acknowledge time?
As time drifts by, slower than it does above you, how do you know your existence?
Do you know about the world above?
Do you envy those that lie there glistening in glorious warmth of the shallows?
Or do they envy you with your subtle beauty, your rippling glow and your silent power?
Are they aware of what lies below?
Maybe they have seen a glimpse of your existence on a bloated carcass.
A slow world with an overwhelming depth to implode the unprepared visitor. A seemingly barren and unwelcoming landscape, why bother with explosions of colour only for it to be covered with an expansive velvet black cloak of darkness.
But you, the illusive giant, you light up your atmosphere. You elegantly propel within your neon presence with arms flowing below.
You are ruthless and merciless in your quest, searching for any glimpse that catches your attention, but I assume it is not without reason.
You see all with your eyes, like pearlescent moons reflecting any pelagic embodiment before reeling them into your grasp to devour.
You defeat anything smaller in stature, there can only be one giant and you reach gloriously to explore the expanse of your kingdom.
Do you know what lies above?
A busy and frantically colourful world. This time hues of green and blue, jade and sapphire ripple through your eyes. Obstacles of mirrored walls, moving and darting in the glimmering brightness, life everywhere, colours never seen before, a whole new world of what could be.
But it cannot.
You are best down below, its where your home is, but perhaps, one day, very slowly, you could drift towards the light above, where time is fast and the culture is faster.
Do you know of the world even further above?
Past the shallows, past the tantalising array of prey and past the vibrant living floors.
Are you aware of those who would love to drag you up and away and let the sun pierce your mooneyes and scorch your shimmering skin.