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Image description: A white young man is standing in front of a orangish/whitish wall. He is wearing a white T-shirt, grey-ish pants, and a brown belt. He is signing ‘”FROZEN.”

Purpose: I created this poem to remind myself to relax. I also wanted to create an extended metaphor between our life and the nature of water. 

Keywords: ice, sun, sea, H2O, search, let go, go with the flow, current, steam, rain, cloud, look down, getting older, appearances don’t matter, I’m fine

Synopsis: Two water molecules have an eye for each other but are trapped in ice. After eagerly waiting for the ice to melt, they finally touch only to have a fish pull them apart. One of the water molecules, who is the main character, goes on a search around the world for the other molecule – but upon self-examination, he/she realizes that the nature of water is to always thirst for another water molecule (e.g. hydrogen bonds). He/she makes the pun of saying UH-OH in the same shape as the actual H-O-H molecular structure of water. Finally, the molecule decides to let go and go with the flow. While other water molecules scream as the wind pulls them in one direction, he/she goes along just fine. While other water molecules scream as they are being boiled, he/she goes up to the heavens just fine. While other water molecules cry as they are dropped from the clouds, he/she goes down just fine. The molecule repeats the line “Let go and go with the flow.” In the second half of the poem, the speaker makes the point that appearances do not matter even though he/she is getting older. The cloud that looks down on the ice consists of the same molecular structure (at least for the water), and we will all cycle through those stages in life, meaning we are all the same anyway. As the cloud gets fatter, as the waterfall gets dangerously thin, and as the ice loses its pretty face, the water molecule declares that he/she is just fine. The poem ends with the chorus “Let go and go with the flow.”

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