What Stange Little Ridges!

January 3, 2012
By peaceloveswim13 BRONZE, Solon, Ohio
peaceloveswim13 BRONZE, Solon, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"C'est en faisant n'importe quoi qu'on devient n'importe qui"

I shiver as I stand above high above the water, up high on a block, a sort of podium.
As I lean into the start position, I notice my hands –
They were bumpy, and filled with little ridges, almost swollen.
As the buzzer buzzes, I launch myself into the pool.
My little fingers, already filled with water, felt strange
when they made contact with the icy liquid.
As I raced, I imagined my fingers smoothing out
Those dear little bumps, gone!
I hit the touchpad with all my might and finish my race,
check the scoreboard, breathe a sigh of relief.
Lifting up my goggles, I noticed my hands.
And smiled.
Pruney still.

The author's comments:
Whenever I go to a swim meet, my skin tends to get really pruney. Half the time it bothers the heck out of me, so I pretend that the texture of my hands just isn't there. I always laugh after my race when I realize they've come back to haunt me again.

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