ix. the deep end of the pool is magical
i sucked in a deep breath
and dove into the deep end of the pool
where no one but the experienced swam.
the water engulfed me in its warmth,
spreading invisible goosebumps up my arms.
i stayed still as the water worked its magic
and brought me up to the surface.
it's science, i know, but i like to think of it as magic.
i rolled around on the surface,
back, front, back, front, back, front
and eventually i reached the other end – the shallow end.
when my feet touched the pool floor,
i flinched at the coldness of it.
i liked it better when
i didn’t have to experience the coldness
of the world.
i like it better when
i could experience magic,
and fly like a free bird.
A/N: I messed up the capitalization on purpose, so don't bother saying anything about that. :)