Swimming Alone on an Empty Stomach [repost]

dark green ocean underwater

I’ve been swimming alone
For a long time…
The water
First too cold,
Now sublime;
I slide,
I glide
Through the darkness,
My wounds smoothed over
Are all on the inside.
When I bump up against you,
All buttery sleekness,
There’s nothing to hold onto,
No pain,
No weakness.
Two circling seekers
Float on unmolested,
Swallowed by the vastness,
No point of connection.
Bubbles of potential
Drift along indifferent,
While stars shine beyond
This sea of solipsis.


Image from Pixabay.

Poetry form: free verse.

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12 responses to “Swimming Alone on an Empty Stomach [repost]

  1. This is excellent.

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  2. Oooh, I really like this one!😍🤩😻

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love the feel of this poem Paula. A sense of disconnect and calm here.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is what poetry is all about. Few words creating a whole world and a world filled with a pervasive atmosphere. Great writing Paula!

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  5. Hey Paula, you might find this page interesting on Facebook 🙂


    A couple of vids down look for ‘Phil’s on a mission for some extra nutrition’ set to the theme of Jame’s Bond.

    I love very little in Facebook, but l do love this 🙂

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