Sunday, February 10, 2013

When I Taught Jim To Swim

I would teach you
how to swim
over again your
skinny arms
would not float
so I said to

hold my shoulders
from behind
this time I wouldn't talk
so much
but maybe look
into your eyes
underwater like a cartoon

where is it most quiet
my shell lying there
on the bottom
my old self
was I that dull before
without you this
first person pronoun
before it got personal.

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