Open your eyes.
Look around, so deep
indigo depths and the only one there
Trust the sweet water to take you.
Chest tight, limbs heavy,
Remember who you are,
push downward against the sea
with your strong arms.
Your strong arms.
Kick, feet, kick, struggle upwards
towards the dancing patterns that signify
Bubbles stream away from your mouth
like pearls from a snapped string,
And you're there.
Take deep breaths.
Blink away the salt.
and swim for shore.