Friday, 26 April 2013

24. She Holds Her Breath

there is time, later,
to become a better swimmer

later, when she is not
on the bottom of the ocean

there will be time to learn knots:
sheep shank, clove hitch, studding sail

it's hard to fly a hundred kites
when you're playing tug of war

cliff's edge and crackers
and if you let go, he falls

it's not about gold medals yet
or a shiny gold cup

it's a high wire and holding
the breath against the wind

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