skinny dip

I stripped
for a dip
in the sea
at the nearest nudist beach to me

it was such a fine and liberating feeling
peeling off everything
in an open position
with none of the usual transition
difficulties
on a crowded beach with no changing facilities

and how lovely
to stride and then dive into the sea
wearing nothing but beach shoes
to defuse
the pain
of the pebbly terrain

and then coming out
lying face down and drying out
draped naked on the pebbles
in nothing but freckles
my buttocks as free as two white bloomers
washed ashore from one of those schooners