Saturday, June 8, 2013

THE NON-SWIMMER









I'm the opposite of Neddy Merrill, the guy in John Cheever's classic short story"The Swimmer."

Not only do I not swim in my neighbors' pools out here in sultry Palm Springs, I don't actually much swim in my own.

I just like to look at it in the dark.



4 comments:

  1. It doesn't just entice and draw you in? My! Oh! My! While I agree, it DOES look beautiful at night, I'd enjoy it more from it's depths. :)

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  2. I am thinking of a poem that arrived in my inbox this morning...

    ENNUI by Marianne Moore

    He often expressed
    A curious wish,
    To be interchangeably
    Man and fish;
    To nibble the bait
    Off the hook,
    Said he,
    And then slip away
    Like a ghost
    In the sea.

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  3. I don't like to get my hair wet.

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  4. Plus I don't like to be even a tiny bit cold...

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