Chlorine green hair.
Feet smacking the burning pavement.
Sticky red popsicle dripping down her arms.
With a running leap,
She glides through the air
Suspended over the gleaming water
Before breaking the calm and the heat.
Beneath the surface
Muffled music pulses.
Her movement slows
More graceful than on land.
Drifting in and out of the patches of light
She twists through the water
Free from land life.