Wednesday, January 18, 2012

swimming lesson

that man
is teaching
my daughter
how to breathe

one two

scattering light,
her arms
seem too thin
to matter, but
she’s progressing

he scoops her body
suddenly sideways
against his large body
touches his cheek
to her cheek

I catch my breath
the surface of the pool
chlorine smells
like slow time

1 comment: said...

Damn, I was going to do a poem about my daughter's swimming lesson. So funny.