swimming lesson

white long extended.
i approach. knees betray me
trembling. i’m frozen.

my toes grip the edge.
arms together straight pointed
toward unknown depths.

blue green and tranquil.
don’t swallow. don’t breathe. “push me.”
ripples created

as i dive into
a claustrophobic wetness.
frantic. i panic.

eyes open but blind.
please god let me see the wall.
so far yet so close.

gulping. gasping. breathe!
your hand. i see. grab for it!
“PULL ME OUT! I’M DONE!”

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