26th March, 2016 (Swilly water)

by Brendan Strong

Swilly water
So cold
And thrown
By the waves
Into your face
You have to dive
In and under:
The pull on your chest
Feels like rubber

Coming up again
Is a baptism of
Freezing fire
Born again and ready
To deal with the comfort
You come to expect.

The rain forbid me this time.