Saturday October 15
Red flags everywhere.
Not a green one to be found.
Not since I’ve been here.
D remembers being caught in a rip current once.
(They move faster than an Olympic swimmer, they say.)
He thought he might drown,
but he remembered the rules.
- Call for help.
- Stay calm.
- Don’t fight against it.
- Stay afloat and wait for help.
- Swim parallel to shore.
In other words, go with the flow.
He went straight to #5.
There were no warnings that day.
The current caught him unaware.
He prefers not to swim without a lifeguard.
And he’ll never disobey a red flag