August 14, 2016

High Dive


I visited the pool
of my youth,
now drained, empty,
my lifeguard
no longer there,
our lust leaked away
into a future
of other,
more experienced
lovers, babies
we'd never share.
I will meet
you somewhere,
she'd said,
just before she began
to change.
No one bothers
with the high dive,
anymore,
having found
better ways
to despair.