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Chlorine and sunscreen
And mean
Swimming instructor.
Do the butterfly stroke
Or float or
Like a nervous blowfish,
Just bobble
Blue-faced,
Tread water until
You taste towels
And a t-shirt
On the ride home.
Can’t swim in the shallow,
Well,
Give it a go 
In the can’t touch- 
Learn or
Drown deep, down
You go
Praying for snow
Or sickness
Until school starts again.

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