i swam out beyond the buoys
and kept swimming

i closed my eyes so i would not see
the shore slipping away from view

and though my arms burned
and though i knew you were long out of reach

i kept swimming

i had stood on the shore for far too long
i had rested my feet on the safety of the sand
i had watched the sun rising and falling
i had wrapped myself in the comfort of stability

and then
i just began
to swim

— Clio 04.06.21

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