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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…’

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