It encompasses my body like a warm hug from a loved one,
it takes me for a ride.
I feel the power of my body as I pull through the waves,
sneaking breath every few strokes.
I feel the strength growing and my body moving.
The silence found in the solidarity of the swim is almost hypnotizing,
I face the fear of capsizing.
To altogether stop moving and sinking,
is not what I'm even coming close to thinking.
As with life, you move one stroke at a time like you live one day at time.