The early swimmer

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Jesus on the water –
way older now,
long cords, stark ribs,
speedos snagged on the horns of his hips
………………………… – being knocked about.

Wave after wave takes his legs
so he sits into
the head-high wash,
then stretch an arm across
…………………………to rise again.

Slow bend from the hips
& cup water
over his head – blowing
…………………………the living waters,

while all about a host
of seabirds dive
for the fish full
…………………………in the shallows.

 


Image: c/- pexels.com. Different everytime, every morning. And keeping the oceanic theme going, here’s Tim Buckley with Song to the Siren from 1968 (can you believe it?).

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