INKTOBER 2018: Flowing, Day 10
At first I was inspired by one of my favourite speeches ever, one of Bruce Lee's to inspire both my poem and drawing; but I imagined an exotic looking fish, which I designed further. It is a fish native to the inland rivers of the graphic novel, Fate. They are called butterfly fishes. The poem is about being overly ambitious. Below is the transcription:
I was thrown down the white cliff,
my arms stretched out to greet
the waves, crashing against the rocks.
they called to me, longing for my embrace.
I opened my mouth, attempting to
swallow the whole sea.
my tears traced my gaunt cheeks
with veins of salt.
I looked up, her face peering down,
a crown above the pearl stone.
you have the seas inside you now,
you will drown in your ambitions.