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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UNT chapter.

Drowned in the depths of my mind

Stolen corals and magical creatures

Oceanic reefs dancing in the moonlight’s shine

Unexplored relics and ancient features.


The eternal pulse of the sea

Engages an inflection of desire within me 

A fiery force I dare not flee 

Whistling waves – only to retreat.


Taunted by the conspiring wind

Accompanying the infinite sea with haste

Rumblings as drama stir among merkind

While landfolk cloud this vessel of life with waste.


Brazenly exploring the possibilities

Forgetting experimentation 

Poses foreign presences as liabilities

Yet I find myself entranced by the currents lamentation.


Siren songs cradle me to sleep

As the sun kisses the sea’s solemn horizon

Fading light forging new trails to creep

I linger as an insignificant wisp, rising

To wonder about the sufficiency of each tide sweep

Should I succumb to the push and pull

Or cast my own shoreline?

Hi, I'm Sanjana Iyer! I am a proud 20-year-old Indian-American, born and raised near Boston and moved to Austin, TX before high school. I graduated from Lake Travis HS in 2018 and am aiming to graduate a year in advance from UNT in 2021 with a Digital/Print Journalism degree and a double-minor in Criminal Justice and History. Traveling, singing, adventuring, nature, sports, and music are some of my greatest passions. I enjoy Kpop and Anime as well. I am a huge advocate for animal, environmental, minority, and women's rights. I am also an Isha Meditator, along with being one of the main vocalists for Sounds of Isha (Austin Branch). I tend to live by the phrase "Don't Worry, Be Happy!" and highly believe in a carefree, free-spirited yet spiritual, aware lifestyle. ~ Aspire to Inspire