Under Water by Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla


When I am under water

I lose myself

Among the clashing waves

As I deface and crumble down

What is left from

My ego, identity, and sense of self.


When I am under water

I do not only make a fool out of myself

But I also jostle against gravity,

Get rid of my attention-whore personality

And let go of my dichotomous duality,

Creed and the need

To always be right.


When I am under water

There is no need to be right!

I just stop taking myself so seriously

As I playfully

Loosen up my tight grip and rigid muscles

While I twist and turn

While I hip and hop around

While I drop and crack my hips out of control

With unapologetic and unrestricted self-expression.


When I am under water

I just detach myself

From any outcomes or illusive expectation

From any poisonous recollection,

From any potential self-inflicting altercation

That might distract me

From savoring this ephemeral perfection.


© Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla

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PieroAbout the Author

Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla is a theatrical poet, medical interpreter and a multilingual educator from Lima, Peru. He was raised in an artistic world, due to his parents’ involvement in the fields of Dramatic Arts, Painting, Screen-Writing and TV Production. In 2014, Piero moved to Washington D.C. where he discovered his passion for Spoken Word Poetry and Motivational Speaking. Piero uses poetry as therapeutic tool to heal, provoke inspiration and arise feelings of cathartic joy to audiences across the globe. He mostly writes about self-help, touching upon the concepts of gratitude, optimism and interracial relations in the form of satire. He is a holistic and energetic artist who intends to raise awareness with his spiritual approach.

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