A POLAR BEAR SWIM, ANYONE?
Ice barely covers the pond,
May we get in training now(?)…
The water is cooler than it was
Do we wait until we yell “OW!”?
Let’s get in gradually,
And acclimate over time….
When we’re ready for the big plunge
Our bodies will think it less of a crime.
It’s not that we’re made of blubber,
Ignore that chuckling in back…
We just want to make it over the ice
Without extraneous cracks!
Let us start with a gradual descent
Into a heated pool…
Then jump in every week or so
Into water increasingly cool.