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Poem of the Day
How to Swim
Take one small green bathing suit,
the one with a frill around the hips.
Pull it up over your eight-year-old
Yank on a pink rubber bathing cap
studded with yellow and blue flowers
because Mom says to.
Run down the cottage stairs to the white
sands, past the little boathouse
and the sailboat resting on the shore.
Wade into Lake Michigan,
the sun warming your face.
Stroke into the surf, past the breakers.
Stretch out flat in the water.
Imagine small fish underneath
darting to and fro.
Sink below the surface.
Curl up in a ball and hang
suspended in the water.
Wonder what it would be like
to not have to breathe,
to live underwater
where they can’t find you.