Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Poem by Bliss-Ann Herlihy

Just Can’t Float
By Bliss-Ann Herlihy

When remembering long-ago lessons of furiously pumping legs to keep her head above water,

the thoughts are not of the pretty little girl in the camp pool with the teal and beige
hand-me-down bathing suit pumping furiously without a struggle.

What comes to mind is the woman she has become.

pumping furiously while
struggling, barely
maintaining her head above life.

Keeping it above water was easy.

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