Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goodbye Pool

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At the 50 meter pool
There is sunshine
And lane lines
And lap swimmers who---


Kick, pull, flip, and glide


And lifeguards watching from up high


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And a toddler that waddles
And a pair of goggles


And water that bubbles
And big kids getting into trouble


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And sparkling blue water and a big sky


And space for freestyle, backstroke, breast, and fly...


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Goodbye pool

Goodbye sun

Goodbye outdoor swimming fun

Goodbye kicking, pulling,
flipping and gliding
Goodbye lifeguards
Goodbye depression that has been hiding

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Goodbye toddler that waddles

And goodbye goggles

Goodbye bubbles
And kids in trouble

Goodbye sparkling blue water
Goodbye big sky

And goodbye free, breast, back and fly

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Goodbye lane lines
Goodbye tan lines

Goodbye swimmers everywhere.
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Inspired by the children's book, "Goodnight Moon" and the season end at Witter Pool in Spokane, WA.

2 comments:

cherelli said...

Ah, you just need to move to Australia where the season never ends!!

MarkyV said...

long live 50m pools!!!!

GOODNIGHT MOON was my fav book! :)