© Moira G. Gallaga
The fingers breaking the waves and then the ears,
immersed in silence.
The simultaneous sinking and floating, oblivion,
the other world.
The wonderfully deadly feeling of pressure on the ribcage,
bringing to life my small and simple mortality-
the adaptation of the body.
spinning slowly through the dark abyss,
spiraling upwards with the power of risky physics.
Movements both of grace and power- more than I could articulate on dry land.
The other world.
Where I dare become all of the things that juxtapose ‘self’, where I understand my
and carefully observe my own
as though through a camera lens.
All becomes clear. Like clean water.
25 May 2021