by Michael C.
The first time I pulled my
way above the waters surface I saw the
ferry moving away, and I screamed and waved my
arms hoping to be rescued.
The second time I broke the
waters surface I saw a giant swell lifting
toward the empty sky, and it blocked everything I
had seen just seconds before.
Help! Hel . . .
The third time I groped my
way beyond the waters surface I saw the
shapeless light of the sun. Why hadnt I
learned to swim? I asked myself, the
brightness giving way to the seas dark
Hel . . .
Im gone . . . Im
gone. Three times under, I thought, but a
wave miraculously carried me to the sandy shore.
There I gasped for air as beach goers looked down
at me with disdain.
And then I saw the sign:
Shit! Lousy luck!