Pool

photo by Howzey

Cool me.
Soothe me.
Paint me blue and lose me.
Hold me.
Enclose me.
Show me how to flow.
Celebrate
My crashing,
Shatter
Into splashing,
Collapse in waves
Of laughing.
When I’ve gone,
Sit still.

© 2012 Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass, all rights reserved

7 replies
  1. Mary Lee says:

    I lovelovelove this! I’ve been able to swim laps this week at my hometown outdoor pool where I lifeguarded and taught lessons. You captured it PERFECTLY!!

  2. Author Amok says:

    Hi, Liz. This is such an attractive concept — how the water takes us in and then returns to itself when we leave. Beautiful final lines. You make me want to sit still in a pool on this hot day!

  3. Linda at teacherdance says:

    Really beautiful. I don’t have a handy pool now, but this brings back the days in an aunt’s pool, those lazy & heavenly days. I love ‘celebrate my crashing/Shatter into splashing”. Thank you!

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