- Natalia Lutz
Submerged in Silence
The cheery sounds of laughing and splashing—
in an instant muffled by the barrier
that is water.
The only guaranteed immediate escape
from the deafening chaos that surrounds.
Despite the noisy world looming above,
it’s peaceful beneath the surface.
Now being immersed in a detached,
beautifully undisturbed version of reality.
But there’s only so much time
until the need for air
And you must decide either to come back up,
or trade life’s commotion for a painless—
illusive promise of privacy and peace.
Yet at last,
tranquility turns to torture.
The once suffocating world that surrounded
is the escape you desperately need.
is not peace.
It’s no more than an excruciatingly temporary means to disappear.