On breathing under water — (A return to)

Go deep within. Down
down
down
Deep, deep, deep.
This is how you swim inward
This is how you float outward
Beneath these depths I am reminded of the grace of reticence,
the power of discretion, of being completely private and autonomous
yet profoundly aware of and receptive to the world.
I soak my heart in salt
drag my bones towards the quiet light
I am dissolved
not dismembered;
A shiver of pleasure into the inside.