float and stroke

first swim from one end of the d.r. pond
to nearly the other
and i keep thinking
as i float and as i strokeOne of four Acehnese teens gets whipped for spending time in close proximity with her boyfriend, which is against Sharia law, in Aceh.ring
that it must be july
but instead
it is only mid april
_______
the small bunch of lilacs
in a small jar of water
how sometimes i forget to breathe out
because all i want to do is breathe it in
divine is the word that sole and mahogany used
and i agree
_______
from the water world:

Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as “Iceberg Alley”, near Ferryland Newfoundland, Canada. – voice of america, day in photos


A Kashmiri shepherd tosses a lamb after rescuing it from being washed away in Harshan village 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. – voice of america, day in photos

and then there’s this, not from the water world, but makes me wonder, where is the boy she got close to?
does he get whipped too? not that he should, not that either of them should. and the fucked up part (or, at least one of them) is that it looks like it’s happening in public – perhaps on some kind of stage.

One of four Acehnese teens gets whipped for spending time in close proximity with her boyfriend, which is against Sharia law, in Aceh. – voice of america, day in photos

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