Athletic swimmer in action in a swimming pool

My palms press

against water

push through to my thighs

while my legs flutter.


I move forward.


I don’t try

to make the water disappear.

I don’t want it

to drain away.


Instead I rejoice in the resistance

against my muscles

which strengthens them

with every pull

through the glistening ocean

of life.


Discover more from Lesley S. King

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading