Samstag, 4. Januar 2014

the lake

I will swim in this lake again
- but not now –
and I will go in fast
not toe by toe

if you have to swim
in a very cold lake,
the horizon reassuring, 
the green of woods
the sky a pale blue
of never to return,
no clouds,
but fear to overcome
plenty - 
you should go in fast
and love the goose bumps,
every single one of them,
the shock,
the scream
and then the fierceness
of having dared to
go in without hesitation

© Susanne Becker


  1. Antworten
    1. you are very kind, Ravenna! thank you and a very happy new year to you!!!