A SWIM IN THE POOL: Primary Poetry

Here I am,

Jolly like a snowwoman.

 

I have all right,

To swim all night,

In the cold freezing pool,

WITH MY best friend SMASH.

I DIP MY TOE IN,

IT’S FREEZING COLD.

I LEAN TOWARDS THE EDGE,

SHE PUSHES ME IN.

 

“AGHHHH!!!” I SCREAM.

I TRY TO CATCH HER,

SLIM SLENDER ANKLES.

 

SHE RUNS TOO FAST AROUND THE POOL,

I TRY TO FAKE MY FALL,

AND HURT MYSelF.

WHEN SHE COMES TOWARDS ME,

TO TAKE A LOOK.

I PUSH HER IN SIDEWAYS,

RIGHT INTO THE POOL.

 

SHE SCREAMS AT ME AND GRABS A FLOAT,

AND SO DO I BOB MY HEAD OUT OF THE HOLE.

WE STRETCH OUR ARMS OUT,

TO SPIN OURSELVES INSIDE THE FLOATS.

AND CLOSE OUR EYES,

TO TWIRL SLOWLY FROM THE SKY.

 

SMASH LETS GO FIRST, SINKING UNDERWATER,

I PULL HER UP, AND SCREAM AT HER.

I HOPE SHE ARGUES,

BUT SHE ONLY SMILES BACK.

 

I CALL HER A POOP BAG AND THAT JUST DOES IT,

SHE WALKS OUT OF THE POOL,

AND RETURNS TO POUNCE ON ME.

SHE TRIES TO DROWN ME,

AND CALLS ME A STICK.

 

SHE OPENS HER BLACK HAIR,

LIKE LETTING DOWN A LION’S MANE

AND SHAKES IT IN MY FACE.

I GRAB A SMALL STRIP AND,

NEARLY PULL IT OFF HER HEAD.

 

SHE SQUEALS VERY LOUDLY,

LIKE A PIGLET HIT WITH A CANE.

SHE PUSHES ME UNDERWATER,

AND COUNTS TO 10.

 

SHE GOES TO THE STEPS AND CALLS ME TO PLAY,

I AGREE WITH HER AND SWIM TO THE BAY.

IN THE NEXT MINUTES WE ARE MERMAIDS.

 

SMASH IS CORAL AND I’M DELPHINE.

I AM THE DOLPHIN,

I PLAY AND CATCH LEAVES THAT FALL FROM ABOVE,

SMASH AS CORAL TELLS ME WHAT TO DO,

AS I FOLLOW LIKE A BEAGLE HUNTING FOR FOOD.

 

WE USE THE FLOATS AS HOOLA HOOPS,

FOR ME TO JUMP LIKE IN ARIAL TROOPS.

 

BUT ALAS!

WE HAVE LOST OUR LOVELY TAILS,

AND DISAPPEARED ARE OUR SILVERY SCALES.

WE ARE HUMANS AGAIN!

I ASK SMASH,

“DO YA WANNA PLAY BREAK DANCE?”

“DUH!”

 

WE FLING OUR BODIES INTO THE POOL,

AND DO HANDSTANDS UNDERWATER, HOLDING OUR BREATHS.

SMASH JUMPS AND DOES A TRIPLE ROLL.

 

“WOOOHHHOOOO” WE CHEER,

UNTIL MY MOTHER CALLS ME HOME.

I WALK BACK, HOLDING SMASH’S HAND.

WHEN I WALK UP THE FIRST 2 STEPS ON THE FRONT PORCH,

I TURN AROUND, BUT NO ONE IS THERE.

“MUM, CAN SMASH AND I WATCH T.V?”

”SMASH? WHO’S SMASH?”

“THE ONE I SWAM WITH.”

”WHAT? THERE WAS NO ONE THERE WITH YOU. I WATCHED YOU ALL THE WHILE…!”

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