Learning to Swim

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Here, at the river,

I taught you to swim.

 

Held my arms out to you

as I stepped slowly,

ever so slowly away,

testing the tension

between courage and fear.

 

You pushed off,

exuberant splashing

as I called confidence

to you across the water.

 

Listen –

I am calling you still.

 

Peter Ilgenfritz

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