1
To stand on the shore, to ignore the push-back,
to stand on the shore, one can only watch.
To stand on the shore, to be safe with sand which
got between your toes, with nowhere to go.

2
The swimmer rests at the centre of the bubble;
the swimmer winds the bubble about herself. She
propels against water, wind and wave. The bubble
cannot resist its discontent, and confronts the current.

3
The wave appears a mountain when seen from
the surface; it is a mountain to be smote one stroke,
one kick at a time; the wave will part for those prepared
to swim; but, first, you must not remain upon the shore.

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