Swimming without you

I’m alive! I’m alive!

slicing the turquoise

counting lengths

following lines

snatching breaths


Plunging and turning

splashes and swirls

bubbles of light

chlorine stinging

heart singing

I’m alive! I’m alive!


Aeons ago

at Dancing Ledge

moonlight stripping

skinny dipping

you and me

diving off rocks

mermaid sisters

hair streaming

sea like silk

skin gleaming


Wish we were there

catching our breath


Wish it was then

goose-bumps and giggling

towels slipping

clothes sticking


Wish you were here



Head bowed

shower steaming

guilty and glad

I’m alive! I’m alive!

blood humming

tiles thrumming

heart keening