In the lap lanes,

I remember the sweet sound a swim coach makes

deep in my inner world

I am screaming at me

kick harder

pull harder

this is a work out

not a lazy out!

I conclude my swim with a decision

I will keep on

when the lengths have seemed to end

push harder when my body starts to lax

I will remind my heart

teach my heart to beat harder

so it has a memory of this strength

tomorrow and tomorrow's tomorrows.