The Swimmer

Putting My Feet in the Dirt Prompt#2 The Pregnant Guppy

Linoleum block print by William Hays

Under the ice

safe from the cold

there’s a dark little world

looking for a home.


A splash of color, a few spiky seeds

it smells like apples and lemons

in this empty sea.


When the light finds it

and makes it’s heart beat

this  dark little world

will open it’s eyes and grow some teeth.


it will sprout some wings and unfurl it’s fins

and then it will begin to

grow and breathe and swim


And spread.


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