AN EARLY MORNING SWIM
It was very early.
The light of the sun was just beginning to seep over the horizon.
I was the only one awake. I gently closed the front door
and walked down to the beach.
The emerging light was beginning
to bring out the blueness of the sea and the sky.
I took off my clothes, slipped into the cool water,
and began to swim slowly out towards the rising sun.
The expanse of the sea spread out before me.
I was alone, naked and free.
‘The color blue means
that you have left the drabness of day-to-day reality
to be transported into a world of freedom…’