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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