Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Some Days You Just Swim

digital art: ralph murre

Some Days You Just Swim
by Gillian Nevers

Slip into the pool  push off  legs straight
toes pointed.  Glide.  Slice water  with your right arm
then your left.   Kick.     Repeat steady strokes
your rhythm synchronized with the slightest churning
until            there is nothing     only a glimpse of green
feathered    against the sky
with each letting go   of breath    a web of light
wavering             along the bottom.
until words
strung together          like the coils of rope
that mark the lane              break free       trail
in a burst       of bubbles

 ~ first appeared in the WFOP Museletter