Swimming Alone On An Empty Stomach

A free verse poem from Depth Perception

Image credit to Paula Light

I’ve been swimming alone
For a long time
The water
First too cold
Now sublime;
I slide
I glide
Through the darkness
Blind.
My wounds smoothed over
Are all on the inside–
When I bump up against you
All buttery sleekness
There’s nothing to hold onto
No pain
No weakness.
Two circling seekers
Float on unmolested
Swallowed by the vastness
No point of connection;
Bubbles of potential
More or less indifferent
While stars shine beyond
This sea of solipsis.

Reprinted by permission from Depth Perception

White swan swimming in blue water
White swan swimming in blue water

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