it’s been ages

i
took my board
out yesterday. she said
You’re fat.

Well you’re dusty
let’s do this anyway.

ii
paddlepaddlepaddledive
paddlepaddledivepaddle
paddledivegulppaddle

iii
survival is on the success spectrum
by default
unmarked

iv
this morning as we walked
back up the beach
she mutters, I’m not
dusty anymore.