Morning Swim, poetry by Ali Blevins at Spillwords.com
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Morning Swim

Morning Swim

written by: Ali Blevins

 

I choose to swim in the morning
while sleep still clings to the corners
and the sun is waking too –
blinking over the horizon
bringing warmth
to the cold sand.

A necklace of lacy detritus
marks the turning of the tide’
creamy cockles,
slipper limpets,
flat periwinkles
and a piece of blue pottery –
worn smooth by the sea. Its story already written.
I shall write mine today.
It will begin,

‘Once upon a time she dived into the ocean…’

Ali Blevins

Ali Blevins

Ali Blevins liked writing poems when she was small. Then she grew up and forgot all about it. That is until 2017 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. All of a sudden, she discovered she had a lot more stories and poems inside of her head that needed to get out. She is now an active member of ‘Poets with Parkinson’s’ and enjoys writing and sharing all kinds of poetry.
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