Today I played in a pool with other women
For an hour
The water bubbled around us as
We made waves, swam in circles.
We wore bathing suits, all kinds
Flowers and stripes and skirts
Our hair got wet from splashes,
We were little old ladies
Tossing a medicine ball back and forth, we
Jogged through oceans
While the instructor stood on the edge demonstrating
Our next move
And the hollow echos of our happy shouts were loud
Against the concrete walls.