Your life depends on how you keep
your head above the water,
especially should the sea be deep
and your legs fathoms shorter.
So when your soul is in your head
it will, thus saved, perhaps stay dry.
Close to your heart it must instead
on swimming qualities rely.
The old philosophers’ concern
of body and soul entity
can be important when you learn
to cope with an emergency.
No matter where your soul does hide
shouldn’t your head stay at its side?