We are pearls, reachable only to the deepest divers. Divers who will venture into the lonely, hazardous waters which is our home, and know there is something precious inside the shells we grew to protect ourselves. Weakness, vulnerability and a chance at happiness are far, far more painful than a life devout of emotion, so we hide deep in the ocean, we hide behind veneers, we want to be found yet we are also content here for we don’t want to fall into the hands of divers who are full of pride and carelessness, divers who will not look after us, divers who will not respect our world. Invaders who will rip us out then throw us back in, stripped bare, never the same. Lost in the wide and wavering ocean.