213 – A matter of perspective

He shouted
At the mess
Of splashing arms
And coughed up

She shot back,
Loosely aiming
In the direction
Of his voice.

“You. Know. How. To. Swim.”

The splashing
Froze in time
As she stood up
On the shallow water
And walked towards
The shore.

Red faced
And teary eyed
She mumbled.
“I forgot.”
And turned her eyes
Away from him.

“It’s ok…”
He winked,
Wrapping a blanket around
Her shivering body.
“You always
Keep reminding me
To fly.”

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