Underwater 12/16/12
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Dinah Dietrich
December 2012
Writing
Contributor
Written by
Dinah Dietrich
December 2012
Writing

Under the water in the bathtub, holding her breath she floats, eerie, her face like death, her long, brown  hair floating  and fanning out behind her....She did this a lot...her body was naked; what thoughts went through her mind? What impressions or reflections? What feelings? The hair where her legs joined was brown too.   Her breasts lovely, yet so eerie, like a mermaid or

doll or dead angel....

 

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My brother and I when younger, at the beach, caught starfish in our hands, carried them to show our parents, not realising they would die if left out of the water.  The starfish haunted me,  their joyous arms reaching out to me, then dying.  I felt guilty but I was young and it was a mistake.

 

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When I was a teenager we lived in the Stockade.  Historic district in Schenectady, N.Y.  There was a pool, lots of people went there. It was owned by a Union College professor who also had a business as a gardener, growing begonias, gorgeous.  They lined the stone walls around the pool. 

 

 Near the pool, up some stone steps, the professor had a greenhouse filled with lush  plants including lots of the begonias.  

Walk into the small greenhouse and breathe in deep, the rich scent of loam fills ther nostrils. Fecund, fragrant, thre air that I breathed in....my mother loved to go there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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