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i used to swim

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By soma   |   Watch
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Published: September 3, 2002
slip skin to:
air/sand/water

stars and waves
lap at my breasts

sighing with cold
a small shriek/laugh/shiver
and a small wind
shrieks/laughs/shivers
at our shuffling/stumbling
learning to ride the dark

cold |as truth| reaching across
our little divisions
water to water
seizing nerves,
and cells,
and words...
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i love swimming, at night, in the ocean, when the temperature drops... 35-45 degrees... (this is florida, that's as cold as it gets). it's been awhile though....
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Wonderfully done... love the use of the e.e. cummings-like style. Gives the poem an almost playful or teasing feel to it... kudos :)
soulwrai's avatar
very well written you def. write a ton better than I do
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solstice Writer
this is a beautiful poem
i love the analogy between the water and innocent love - that's how i see it anyway
lovely
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stars and waves
lap at my breasts


so gorgeous ...
deezaster's avatar
what a clever little poem... swimming at nightputs you in a complete world of your own..

Interesting enough on your nickname I adore this independant band called SOMA.. they are just amazing..heres their [link] Link..
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Great Poem i loved it...
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frailHobbyist Traditional Artist
this makes me extremely cold
I suppose that's good
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swimming at night seems a wonderful thing, judging from your words... :) (Smile)

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