A witch sold me a potion for
exploring deep down ocean floors
I've seen the stars and been to Mars
but never way out under shores.
I didn't wait to take a drink
and promptly I began to sink
drifting farther getting darker
pressure making bubbles shrink.
Then I felt my body changing
arms and legs are rearranging
tentacles where limbs should go
this tonic's quite amazing.
Now I'm many fathoms deep
seeing where the phantoms creep
the strange things grow so far below
and in them stranger things will sleep.
So I drift by carefully
as close as I can dare to be
and behold the wonders lurking under
until I need some air to breathe.
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