by Alice B. Clagett

I feel like I've been walking underwater,
       on the floor of a shallow, warm sea,
               heading up toward the land                

Just last month my head
       broke through the surface
              of the water

I saw for the first time
       a white beach,
              palm trees
                     and sky                    

Yesterday my fingertips
       cleared the last,
                gentle waves   

       I may find myself
                     altogether different

--a gift from Alice, 13 August 2012


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