A Late Night Swim
13 June, 2000
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


Tonight we swam in the moonlight
good friend with good friend
Washing away the days events
for the moment... risking it all

The moon shone brightly overhead
as a shooting star marked the sky
Clouds reflected the moons perfection
darkened, forest hillsides skirted the edge

Frogs croaked in the distance
and crickets joined in harmony
In the distance a coyote howled
while a single fish jumped and splashed

The water was still, except for us
silent waves rippled about our shoulders
Hiding the nakedness beneath the surface
we swam safe, and undisturbed

We spoke of past love and romance
of many days gone by
We talked of love that hadn't been so fine
And lust that once filled our lives

The night air chilled us slowly
yet the water was bathwater warm
Even though we hated to leave
time seemed to remind us to go

We walked slowly from our haven
our nakedness silhouetted against the sand
But only nature had seen us there
silent sentries of a night so grand

------- Author's Notes -------

The solitude of natural surroundings brings a sort of fourfold peace And sometimes, doing something a bit "out of the norm" helps too.. :)


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