Today Diana Nyad
has swam from the shores of Cuba
to the Florida Keys.
The first to ever swim
those shark-ruled waters,
until the end,
without a cage to protect her.
Four times she braved that ocean stretch—
and, at last, she’s done it.
You’d like to think a woman named Nyad
was born for this very sort of thing.
Like some otherwordly, water nymph
wielding a special sway over the sea.
You’d like to think some people only
are born for this very sort of thing…
Original art by scoutcuomo.