most days i run to the river and jump right in
just close my eyes and float away
listen to the waves sync with my breathing
lose track of the time and waste the day

today i walked into the water, step by step
slow enough to acclimate inch by inch
i looked around as i swam slowly
but no one else was around to waste the day

i found a rock to ponder upon
hoping just to see another soul
closed eyes, louder waves
busier days, less lonely this way.