I look around, look far,
Gaze at the rolling waves
-an ever buoyant madness keep
Swelling and ebbing
between heaven and my domain.
… I breathe in the salt-rich air
See the playful, unafraid crabs
Creeping on the lazy beach
Their filigreed footprints fire my soul…
This is it!!
A time to go for a swim…
Gently I plant my feet on the edge
Water it lightly holding my breath
The grains of sand wriggle like worms under my feet
White living-dying foams
Open path for me to wade…
Like a little duck, I waddle waddle waddle
Feel the tingle of water all over me…and ooops!
Giant waves engulf me like a hooligan
--I see ‘blue lioness’ for the first time!
I pierce through like meteorites fallen into the sea
Dancing with death I can hardly breathe
Gasping, struggling, fighting I keep tumbling …unerring
-the sky slowly turns into a dot…draws to a close.
A bow of reeds picks my leg and reels repeatedly… I cringe,
Hear the ocean-roars for the last time…!
An endless blackness gathers momentum..
...I hear the feeble moans
of the hungry underwater animals
The earth’s end is one blink away, I realize!
I wake up in a hospital…blind
With just a streak of sunshine lying near me… :)
Fear of deep water isn't all that different from most other fears people have. And overcoming it for non-swimmers, may take time, but, I think, is possible!