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Slight ankles slip
Serene through salted water,
Quick flitting over sand and shell,
She, sweet, steps deep
Sea surf surges at hips, breasts, knees
She, swift, swims with tide, wave, body
Treads water only. Strains,
Suppressed, slips strengthless back
Sand scrapes knees, legs, skin.
Spat out. Shunned.
She, sullen, slinks shamed
Seeks something soft, simple, stoic.
Salt still slick on skin,
Settles into sleepy stream
That sluices over stones,
She sifts fingers through stale, slow, indifferent stream,
Wants, wanting, wants.

She falls softly down from towering pedastools...

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The following comments are for "Swim"
by shefallssoftly

gets under the skin, this, quietly, sadly evocative, haunting, full of inexorable sorrow... I'm a sucker for a skilful alliteration and this has it in spades, recreating the ebb and flow sound (and feel) of the sea... thoughtful this, will be sure to return.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: March 3, 2007 )

Wants, wanting, wants.

Nuff said. You know already how much I love this one.

( Posted by: andyhavens [Member] On: March 7, 2007 )

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