outdoor backstroke

From Under the Pages

Clouds
seasonless california february:
almost warm, but
a grizzled hint of chill ingratiates
the lukewarm clear water.
still, you quiver once on immersion.

backstroking
gliding like a fish,
effortless arcs,
one sinewy arm
rotating
after the other,
feet ripple like happy mermaid fins

gray-washed, above
airplane height
a dance of crows and sparrows
black against bright billows
swoop and hover

the air and water welcome you
as family
as you breathe
and you are free

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Author: Writewireless

I am a thinker, educator, and writer, who teaches English, French, design, and career skills. My articles and posts about being human, teaching, careers, parenting, travel, and world affairs have been published in various newsletters, websites, and blogs. I currently teach and inspire young people to write and to explore the world.

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