Monday, February 15, 2010

Why We Swim

Why We Swim

Because there are pockets of the planet
that are undiscovered,
or have not been changed in our looking at them

Because we can bring oxygen with us,
and trust our bodies to carry it

Because hands can approximate fins

Because the water's surface seen from underneath
becomes a new sky

Because we are grateful for permeability
and submergence

Because this place has shown to us
time, how we belong within its lungs like breath


  1. What can I comment to add to this most amazing poem?

    Maybe only this question:

    How long does it take you to compose a poem? Do they just flow out of you, effortlessly, or does it take days, weeks, months to work some poems through? (curious)

  2. I love the photograph, and the poem it inspired!


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