Mickey overestimated what he could do.
Like we all overestimate ourselves, sometimes.
The lake didn’t seem that big,
except he hadn’t exercised in over a year.
Just dove in an decided impulsively to swim across.
It wasn’t that bad getting over there,
it was the swim back that got him.
Midway, the wind picked up
and water kept getting forced into his mouth and nose.
Bargaining with God,
“Just let me make it back,
I’ll never drink again.”