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  • Writer's pictureMartin Cathcart Frödén

Taking My Other Daughter Swimming

Just, just tall enough

For inherited swimsuit

For further than half the pool

To go where siblings have

Boldly gone for years

Just, just furious enough

To send the Olympic sized pool boiling

Frog-like stroke churning water white

Just enough for me to watch

Her survive and become

Just enough to have ears ringing

From laughter

Ricocheting off tiled walls

Don’t Run, Don’t run away from me

On your longer

And longer, and longer legs


Cover photo by Mariano Nocetti.


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