At the Beach

I learned to swim at the beach
splashing in the shallows,
until one day I floated and
leapt on the back of a wave.

How thrilling to ride that barrel
all the way to shore.

For hours I paddled and kicked
in the glittering sea.
Then I grew gills and dove deep,
rubbing my scales on the rough sand floor.

Steve Klepetar

If you have any thoughts on this poem,  Steve Klepetar  would be pleased to hear them.