I was skinny dipping by the beach,
Building sandcastles, collecting shells,
Making crowns out of seaweed,
Watching the paper boats sail.
The deep blue called me in,
The serenity, tempting me,
Step by step, I walked in,
Until the waves swallowed me.
I woke up in the middle of an ocean,
Gasping for breath, rapidly sinking,
Cursing my stupid decision,
Wracking my mind for a solution.
I had to find my way back,
Safe and sound to the land,
Even if it means learning to swim,
In the middle of an ocean.