Surrounded by the lake, no soaking clothes glued to my skin Just the ice cold water hugging me tightly. The sound of the small lake waves lapping against the tiny, brown beach Aside from my splashing and the occasional birds in the woods Was the only thing that pierced the quiet of a silent, cloudy day. The air was cold but the water was colder, A frigid blanket hiding whatever lurked below. The joy on my face was undeniable Despite hidden under the tendrils of the loose strands of my ******* hair. The New York mountain air combined with the lake scent Despite the cold July afternoon Undeniably smelled like summer. Freshwater smells different than saltwater, Like sugar cookies baking instead of chocolate chip. And the taste of those freshwater summer sugar cookies Are a taste I refuse to forget.
Written for Intro to Creative Writing class--assignment was "Bring a favorite photo to mind. Add sound, touch, taste, and smell to what you see and write a poem. Challenge yourself to come up with fresh images." I wrote this about a photo my friend took of me while we were skinny dipping in upstate NY.
Not so gracefully We swam nakedly Underneath the light switch in your childhood bedroom Just a touch or two We look up at the blue from the swimming pool at The stars in the skies Inside your eyes I dive So dead not so alive I'll be for another year or two I don't know that much about you
Swimming in the cold waters I feel a shame that bothers Me. I don't know what you see But it's something I don't know about me Painfully I cry And curse the good things in life and try to find my inner desires You hold me tight under the stars in the swimming pool A place in time a peace of mind
So casually we cease to be A bittersweet memory Of a time I wanted more than I could be And now we might have a sight clouded by the darkness of a night The stars are the only light to guide us through our dreams When we dream you're going to dream with me Life is another place separated from our dream reality And at night the stars shine again.
When starting a new relationship, You will have to take off all What's covering You, Rip down the built up walls. Similarly as going skinny dipping into the sea, Leaving everything to the shore, Jumping into the unknowing- ***** and vulnerable, Hoping for something fresh, Something more.