Sunday, September 6, 2009

To Swim Like a Seal

Abandon yourself.
Dive thru breaking waves
tucking your flippers in tight,
Or catch the perfect wave
riding it till
your belly scrapes the sand.
Ignore floating seaweed
loosed in recent storms.
Instead beware of
fast boats with sharp propellors
plastic bags that look like jellyfish
and sleek sharks with razor teeth.
Every so often

1 comment:

Deb Kaz said...

Could have found that poem on a scrap of paper in Chicago and would have know who its author was . . . very nice