It’s good to try new things

family pool (2)

It’s good to try new things, just

don’t
don’t let
don’t let those shoulders touch the water.

The aim is clearly stay
afloat and stay alive –
so why dive?

Like seals the other boys splash by
and calmly I
submerge my lips
but keep my brand new goggles up
so I can see.

You tell me to sink down but why?

This is not fear
just common sense.

Swimming is immense
as long as your feet touch the bottom
and your hair stays dry.