Yacht By Haemaru Chung


I slide over silver,
enter the eye of the color wheel.
Silent laborers plow sands
under weighted shells,
white, ephemeral ribbons.
I rest against coarse walls,
observe the silent chaos
as colors blink away.

A boat rumbles above.
Its underbelly interrupts
the light’s rhythm,
energizes debris,
an ugly constellation.

Plastic wrings the fish,
a deadly headdress.
Shells peel and rip,
exposing tender skin.
Oil seeps in lungs and veins,
thickens vibrant eyes
to foggy glass.
Red coral bleaches pink,
then white, then ash.

By Haemaru Chung


A writer, violinist, photographer and athlete, Haemaru is currently a junior at a high school in New York City. His stories and poems have been recognized by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Gannon University National High School Poetry Contest, Rider University Annual High School Writing Contest, Jack London Foundation Fiction Writing Contest, William Faulkner Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, among others. Other works have been published in many literary magazines, including The Round, Louisville Review, The Interlochen Review and The Apprentice Writer .

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