the art of drowning

[response to a prompt on tumblr; the prompt was ‘lose myself in you’]

someone once told me – possibly my swim teacher –

that it’s less likely you’ll drown,

if you know how to swim.

I don’t know about the death rate,

but I can confirm, it’s such a lie;

as a child, I learnt them all: freestyle, backstroke,

breaststroke, and butterfly,

yet given the chance – just a single glance –

I drown in you.

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