A Poem by Naomi Bloom

A poem about swimming.


Sky tinged blue and pink, clouds drifting high

Like a cheery pre-school

Walking under the nine o’clock cotton candy sky

I journey to the pool

So safe in the water’s arms

Techno music playing like the sound of an alarm

Water caresses my feet like silk

Tonight the dolphin is of my ilk

People so fish-like when they swim

Power and finesse, bodies smooth and slim

Quick graceful flips as they turn around for another lap

I long for the slippery speed of the swimming caps

I would be so naked on land

My fat thighs like a black brand

But in the water I am beautiful

Even the most vigorous stroke strangely blissful

Ten o’clock as the empty complex prepares to sleep for the night

Ten o’clock and fast food chains, cars, street lamps, cell phones provide the light

I have much longer to go

Before I rest my head upon the pillow

Body so limp and useless after swimming

Eyes blurring, hair wet and ears ringing

The sky is dark blue like water twenty feet below the ocean surface

Blue half-obscured by black clouds and for once I am not nervous

Tonight life is a dream

I am covered with a shield, a stream

Of water, faintness and fatigue

Tonight I am infallible, full of intrigue

© 2013 Naomi Bloom

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Added on February 9, 2013
Last Updated on February 9, 2013
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Naomi Bloom
Naomi Bloom

Ontario, Canada

An amateur writer of poems, short stories and other types of writing. I recently graduated from university and I am trying to figure out what to do with my life. Victorian England, name meanings, be.. more..

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