All my life I have never been able to deal with
this idea of gravity pulling me down to earth,
so I still bear scars to remind me of it!
I love that sensation of floating so much,
whether in the water or in the air, I don’t care.
Even in my mind I can achieve this
by lying asleep and dreaming.
I may well need oxygen to keep me alive
but just to be floating is the real object of my life.
Thinking about this makes me think of Stan,
who will understand what I’m talking about.
I wonder if this is what the scientists were driving at
when they were so obsessed with flight.
I can understand this, though I have never
before had any time for science,
I don’t really think it’s scientific at all,
merely a way of living,
a sensation like that is such a beautiful one.
Thank you so much for listening to me, Nic