Naiad

Today Diana Nyad
at 64
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…

They’re not.

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Original art by scoutcuomo.

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