I didn’t bring a bathing suit

how was I to know

that there is a beach 

in the big city. 

I’m glad though

it was more fun that way

I felt like a teenager 

lying on my thrift shop shirt

drinking a warm lime-a-rita 

from a can.

The lake was cold 

in a wake you up

spin you around

kind of way.

Usually in water

I think about all the people

who have drowned.

But today I was just so happy.