Great Barrier Reef – a poem by Jenna Abbaticchio

Jenna's GBR edited

Great Barrier Reef

Underwater wonderland full of life.

Vivacious colors paired with diverse textures.

Ballooned flora,

shaggy algae,

tangled seagrasses,

sea anemones, surround me


A rainbow fish brushes my leg.

A friendly turtle mimics my breaststroke.

A baby shark lurks in the distance.

I do not feel afraid.

I am an intruder in this world.

I want to remember this view forever,

share it with the world,

but right now I think,

observing. Wondering.

Is this real life?




I soak it all in,

and come up for air.

My eyes craving more.

Turtle pic edited final

Jenna Abbaticchio, Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Studied abroad at Bond University in Queensland, Australia


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