You can swim?
Yes & I know how to drown.
To swallow. To shower myself in early summer
glow & tread lightly. This pool could be the entire state,
this party a baptism. Parents & chaperones & friends
watch with pale breath as I plunge below. Did you think I was lying?
I, from coastal city, with beaches, & swimming pools
& movie stars. Not all of us are scared of water,
most of us know we are never far from it,
how we are constantly swimming anyway.