First, go read the version at The Thoughts of the Mad Elvish Poet.
It was interesting to read her interpretation, because we both had the same “on the brink of something big” impression, but her style was completely different from the one I imagined – I couldn’t resist trying my own hand and comparing the two. I’m not saying that mine is better, just that the two interpretations are different. I liked hers, understand. I wanted to compare the difference that two different people saw in the same picture. I really encourage you to read mine and then read hers (or vice versa) and maybe write your own, and see just how varied perspectives can be!
He was in here, somewhere. He’d gone down, down, down – somewhere. I didn’t know where. But he was down here. Something drew me in here and I don’t know why. But I knew, somehow, I knew he was in here. He’d been missing for almost a year – isn’t that always the way? Somehow I knew he was in here.
No trick of science could explain this to me – no reasoning would keep me away. He was in here. He had gone down, down, down. He was in here somewhere. He had drowned, and no one had been around to see it. Why, I didn’t know. But he was in here. He was in here. He had drowned, he had died – and yet he was still here. He was waiting. He was still here, waiting. He was in here somewhere, waiting for me. He was waiting for me to come and find him.
I need only step in and find him. I need only feel my way in and find him. I need only run my feet carefully along the rocky bottom and find him. He was waiting. He was waiting for me to find him. I need only go in farther. I need only go in deeper. I need only go in farther, deeper, up to my knees in the icy water. He was waiting, and my skirt grew heavy. He was waiting and I need only go up to my waist. He was in here somewhere and I only needed to find him.
He was here. He was waiting. He was here, waiting for me. I could see him. I could see him down there. He was down there, waiting on the bottom. He was here in the murky water. I could see him. He was here and I could see him. He was waiting here for me to find him and I could see him. He was here. He was waiting. He was here. He was here….