For Poetry Friday I chose this lovely poem, "Romance," by Susan Browne, from the July/August 2023 issue of Poetry Magazine. Here's an excerpt:
I watch other bodies slip through the blue,how fast the young are& how old they become, floating, floating,forgetting the weight of yearswhile palm trees sway above us,
I've recently returned to swimming after talking entirely too much about how I wanted to get back to swimming but hadn't been swimming in forever, etc., etc. Yawn. Y'all, it's not that hard. I simply drove over to the beautiful pool at the local Y, where I'm still a member, and jumped in. Perhaps it's my age, maybe it's endorphins, but I can completely relate to Susan Browne's words about "embracing the whole magic show."
Matt Esenwine has the Poetry Friday roundup for October 6th.
Image: Astoria Park Pool, Queens, New York, via Wikimedia Commons.