Alfie Brown

In The Deep End - Poem by Alfie Brown

I walk to the board
Thinking about the dive
Playing it out in my mind
I adjust the spring wheel to the right number
The right tension
I walk to the end of the board
Feel the board with my toes
Hold the right position
Wait for the referee’s whistle
I rock the board
Holding my balance
And then jump up and away
Spin one and a half times
Holding my knees close to my chest
And then unfolding
Straightening my body
Grasping my hands
Piercing the water
With as little splash as

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  • Somanathan Iyer (6/18/2013 11:47:00 AM)

    unfolding the art of diving beautifully. nice write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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