Like Swimming in a Dam

in my child body
i swam
in the brown swirl
of dam water, mud,
and eels' whiskers
and the temperature
comforted
or plunged around me
- the shock of it -
so i wriggled to action
seeking comfort
again
not knowing where


in my adult body
i'm again adrift
at the mercy
of wafting shocks
one moment me 
as I've always been
the next 
gripped tight in the icy
suck of a whirlpool
so i wriggle to action
seeking comfort
again
not knowing where

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