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Still Waters

Sometimes I feel invisible.
I know you say that too.
But for me it is more literal-
For my body, you see through.

I greet fish and say, "What's up?"
Surprised, they look around.
Past me, upwards and behind,
Then oddly at the ground.

I am rarely noticed,
Even when I am quite near.
Being always overlooked,
Brings me close to tears.

I'm shy and speak so low,
The waves just drown me out.
I guess I could be louder, still,
It's not in me to shout.

My trouble is made worse, you see,
By long, thin tentacles.
The current makes them twist and turn,
Far and wide it sprawls.

Fish come by, but do not see-
They swim right into them.
I probably don't have to say
It's bad for making friends.

They untangle fins, then swim away,
Often in a huff.
So you see, being me,
Is feeling rather tough.

But if anybody stopped to ask,
They'd see I'm cool to know!
It's not just 'cause I am see through
Or have an inner glow.

My kind predate the dinosaurs!
Can you believe that notion?
A 500 million year old fossil
Caused a big commotion!

We are explorers, did you know?
Super astronauts!
NASA was testing gravity,
And to space my friends were brought!

We've adapted to all oceans-
Found in seas off every nation.
See how interesting I would be
In any conversation?

But alas, I'm hidden in plain view.
But trying, I will keep!
So others will see, that with me,
Still waters do run deep!

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