‘The Denial of Death’

As new swimmers,

we splashed the water so hard,

slapped it, really, like its existence offended us.

The older girls took whole lengths without breathing;

they parted the water,

rather than trying to break it.



Stream of Consciousness Saturday Prompt: Book Title


2 thoughts on “‘The Denial of Death’

  1. Kijo

    It’s never too late to learn anything in the world.

    1. Find a friend/buddy.
    2. Find a calm body of water.
    3. Play in it.
    4. Remember.

    We were swimming in the womb. Your body knows, even if your mind has forgotten. It just needs to remember, in safe environment. 🙂


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