Return to A Conversation With An Old Friend (poetry)

I’m [old age|76 years old]
And I’ve never learnt to [swim]
But I’ve watched the [sea]
From my window wondered
How [people] float

When I was 6 I tried
I blew up my [water wings] waded
Until the [ocean] kissed my waist
Realising I wasn’t drowning I
[superhero|Thought I might be a superhero]

I’ve felt [invincible] since
Exchanged water wings for [beer mat]s
And never troubled the sea
Except to float my bad days
In the shallows as [jetsam]