I don't really know how to swim
except to save my life, flailing about,
head barely above water
yet here I stand at the edge of the unknown,
so inviting in such heat, clear and blue
so scary, I don't like getting wet,
even showers do not appeal except to
keep up with the requirement of civilized
I do not want to be called French
for a lack in this arena.
so here I stand, my toes tentatively
close to the edge, my heart pounding
in my chest, afraid but attracted to
this pool of blue unknown.
I ease myself in and swim across
the pool looking for answers.