Learning to Swim

I learned to swim underwater, emulating Flipper, long before mastering the

Australian Crawl or butterfly. My daddy insisted that I practice more conventional

Strokes, but I knew that mermaids and the fishes cared nothing for such

Artifice, preferring instead a supple undulation of fins to any manipulation

Of useless arms. I eschewed splashing in favor of rhythmic kicks and leg extensions 

Gliding beneath the surface with measured breaths to surface giddy with freedom.

  

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

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