the first skinny-dip of the year
happened last night
with a friend
just after sunset
at a lake nearby
and it was glorious.
in these times
of new rules and regulations,
of social distancing and avoidance,
or lots of hours spent at home,
it’s become more important than ever
to do things out of the ordinary
without harming anyone else.
so this is my vice:
running into the cold, cheekily,
snorting and splashing,
until firm grounds appear under my feet
this, after all, is springtime.
somethings new is about to happen,
and this is its christening.