How to not miss out on life’s potential
When the sun is setting, and the air is warm
You are at a beach.
Sitting on a blanket, feet in the sand
The water looks so inviting.
I don’t think I’ll swim, they say.
I know how nice it will feel - in that water - but
I want them to know.
Come on, I say. There’s so much potential inside
Hmm…the water isn’t too cold actually,
Let me change into my swim trunks.
We’ll join you.
* * *
it is an experience like no other, touching the water with your fingertips
looking down to your feet, and seeing the water’s floor
as you wade into the water, your eyes become level with its surface
the light dances over the water ripples
to show you it’s smooth, pure and innocent body
you let it take you, over and under
into warm pockets, into cold pockets
inhaling, exhaling and holding your breath
you kick your feet and move your arms to bring you further from the shore
you notice how the lack of a current makes you feel invincible
you can’t help but laugh because, there’s nothing like it
you all find a large rock, just underneath the surface
from the beach, it surely looks as though you are standing on the water
you jump off, you dive, you use the rock as a dock to rest
it feels amazing
you knew it would
* * *
Thanks for making us come out.
I’m so glad you did.
That was incredible, the water is so beautiful.
Yes. It is.
Especially at sunset.