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I’ve seen the pool
glimpsed it through the trees
shivered at the thought
of submersion

would it be exhilarating
to sink through its darkness
or numbingly cold

from the corner of my eye
spied a reminding glint of ink
for years it has taunted me

today I stood on the edge
gazed into it’s seductive blackness
overcome by curiosity
I dipped my toe