I Can’t Swim

By Tarzana Joe

We begin in water
And our legacy’s aquatic
The first swim that we ever make
Is in liquid, amniotic

From the dismal dawn
On our journey to oblivion
We are love and light
But initially, amphibian

Then the moment comes
And it’s on dry land we’re landing
But it don’t seem right
For we’re really not upstanding

So, we find a place
And we’re joined by manly men
To return to grace
Where we swim and swim again