Public Pool

Flora Leask

Who dares disturb my peace

When I'm swimming so contentedly?

Diving into the clinical depths

Of the deserted public pool.


Oh its you -

Come in then


I was just thinking that its funny

That water casts a shadow

So slippery across the tiles;

Creating those silver windows


Lie on your back and I'll point them out

There - look at them wave

Like my submerged legs as the light refracts

And makes the lines of my body warp  


The lifeguard left but don't worry -

He'll be back

I was alone in the public pool

So he left me to have some privacy