Learning to Float/ Hour 1


Inhale deep, lean back

Lapping water clogs my ears

Lift legs from slippery lake floor


Father’s hands hover

a cradle beneath me

Enveloped in water


Tilt chin to blue sky 

arms spreads wide, a water angel

“I won’t let you go.”




He does let me go

The buoyant force of water

Pushes against me


 I do not sink



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