Storm Swimmer

The rains had poured down since she was young,
and though she didn’t know how to swim,
she did the best she could.

Storm swimming.

Wasn’t she the girl out there
with tragedy in her eyes,
wasn’t she the one
doing what it took?
Because she made it,
and it doesn’t look good on paper,
but drastic times need
caustic measures.

Storm swimming.

You try not to judge a person
for what they do under pressure,
in the course of a war.
So no, it’s not pretty,
but that made no difference
at the time.

Storm swimming.

-GD Butler

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