[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.