Feb. 6, 2021

Swimming

The Med is a murky, luscious, warm water
pond. Sensual, calm, easy strokes
careen me round La Baie de Fourmis,

body stretched, arm reach by arm reach,
leg kick by leg kick, skin soothed by seaweed,
even jellyfish stings seemed quite benign.

A daily event which delights, invigorates,
burns fat, tones muscle, cools against
the Summer heat, keeps me alive.


Peter Clarke