The Swim

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She stood beside the ocean ready to jump in

Her lover called behind her,

“But, you don’t know how to swim.”

***

She leapt from the rocks high into the air,

Her lover staring in disbelief

Ready to cry out in despair.

***

Her body strikes the water with perfect grace and form,

The lover almost faints not watching what happens next,

She moves slowly with the ocean, swimming back towards shore.

***

His eyes are teary as he confesses,

“I thought you were going to die.”

She turns to him in her reply, “Silly boy, I’ve been taking lessons.”

8 thoughts on “The Swim

    • Thank you… Yesterday, I was feeling more… suicidal, and I had the first two lines stuck in my head. Then they would not let me sleep. I awoke in the middle of the night – when I started to let them out, it just came out this way instead.

      I’m happy it made you smile 🙂

      Always, Me

  1. Love the near rhymes on the first and third lines. The surprise ending has credibility since she has no hesitation and perfect grace and form. I like surprise happy endings, especially when they come from you. That all reads and flows very nicely.

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