Under and gone – Jessica Hanson

Inspired by Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculpture


Soon enough the divers will come

they will stare with sea-coloured eyes

at the lost community,

buried under the sea,

coral blurring the features of faces

that were once loved.


If I ever go there I will search

until I find a face that resembles yours

and I will run my hand over the coral of the lips

and caress the seaweed hair

and whisper in its ear

“you have been loved once,

and you will be again”.


Jessica Hanson is an 18 year old with a love of writing, travelling and books. She tweets at @JessicaGraceH.