Nager – to swim

One, two, three, breathe

one, two, three, breathe


Hand reaching

probing, straining forward

a plunged dip

the v

creasing the surface of the water,

and with each pull of the other,

propelling this body forward

head and shoulders as a bow

in a quest to break new ground

through this liquid haven.


Head down, encased eyes viewing the

myriad of colours underwater

shards of early morning sun

piercing the outer watery shell and dancing

on the floor of the pool,

the lively lights broken solely by the ripples

of fellow swimmers likewise straining forward

only to return from whence they came.

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