Patti Masterman

When You Swim In The World - Poem by Patti Masterman

When you swim in the world,
you swallow its blue;
and there's places go way
to the center of you,
and wings turn to fins-
if the stories are true;
when you swim in the world
you swallow its blue.

When you fly with the stars,
the world's upside down
and the Milky Way sits
like a lopsided crown;
you could swallow all space,
but you never would drown:
when you fly with the stars
the world's upside down.

When you borrow a soul
it's free for a day,
but to keep it much longer
you'd have to pay-
and its dark on one side,
and the other side's fey;
when you borrow a soul
it's free for a day.

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Comments about When You Swim In The World by Patti Masterman

  • Hans VrHans Vr (10/7/2011 6:37:00 PM)

    I truly like the swimming part of this poem.
    Is this Patti, who changed her writer's name?
    Why, Patti?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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