I absolutely thought I had had my last swim for the summer
September, cooler water, cooler air
my older self was ok with it, then
Susan came out:
we walked to the swimming hole, hot
sun, air warm
Susan took off a shoe, saying,
“I'm going in,” her clothes off
she took three steps and dove.
I had to follow,
a skinny dip for the last
fling! Ah yes.
And so I swam again today.